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In  Maine,  New  Hampshire 
and  the  West 



CONCORD,  N.   H. 

RuMFORD  Printing  Co. 





This  is  the  story  of  a  sturdy,  honest,  witty,  patriotic  and 
talented  family.  It  is  like  that  of  many  others  of  the  name 
who  have  starred  the  history  of  Great  Britain  and  America 
with  noble  achievements  along-  many  lines.  And  hosts  of 
other  Thompsons,  as  sturdy  and  gifted  as  these,  have 
devoted  their  time  and  talents  to  the  possession  of  lands — 
of  which  they  have  taken  the  best  of  care.  Hence  this  book 
is  largely  the  story  of  family  migrations  to  the  shaggy 
forests  of  JMaine,  to  the  fair  fields  of  the  West,  and  the 
sunny  slopes  of  the  Pacific,  that  broad  acres  might  be 
theirs.  It  is  a  magnificent  record  that,  though  the  author 
of  this  book  has  carefully  studied  the  history  of  many  of 
these  acquisitions,  he  has  found  no  slightest  trace  of  any 
Thompson  using  unfair  means  in  his  quest.  And  at  his 
country's  call  these  precious  acres  and  the  homes  upon 
them  have  always  been  left  behind.  When  James  Thomp- 
son moved  to  New  Meadows,  near  Brunswick,  Me.,  he  made 
that  whole  region  glow  with  patriotism  when  the  news  of 
the  battle  of  Bunker  Hill  reached  him  in  the  field  by  the 
river.  This  is  the  story  of  all  neighborhoods  where  these 
Thompsons  have  lived.  Not  till  the  last  note  of  war  had 
died  away  did  they  go  back  to  the  fields  and  forests  which 
had  such  a  charm  for  them.  Find  any  Thompson  who  is 
a  brilliant  scholar,  successful  in  the  law,  or  along  any  line 
of  Avork,  and  he  is  holding  firmly  to  some  island,  or  plot  of 
"God's  green  earth."  Let  his  country  need  him  tomor- 
row and  in  the  gray  dawn  his  steps  will  ring  down  the 
pathway    of  duty.     An    old  Thompson    coat-of-arms    lies 


before  me.  It  shows  that  through  long  generations  the 
family  has  been  what  it  is  today. 

This  book  holds  much  about  the  noble  Thompson  women 
and  of  those  who  wisely  chose  Thompsons  for  husbands. 
Read  the  chapter  on  the  descendants  of  Lieut.  Hugh  Mul- 
loy  and  his  wife  and  you  have  a  picture  of  what  these 
women  have  ever  been,  and  what  a  precious  heritage  they 
gave^  to  all  the  generations  after  them ;  and  where  a  Thomp- 
son woman  has  not  chosen  to  marry,  the  neighborhood 
where  she  has  dwelt  has  arisen  to  call  her  blessed  because 
of  her  unfailing  charity.  The  brilliant  career  of  Emma 
Eames  is  sketched  as  showing  the  talents  of  this  race  from 
which  she  sprang. 

The  author  of  this  book  has  carefully  examined  every 
Thompson  record  and  legend  and  has  given  the  story  of 
the  ancestry  as  clearly  as  he  could.  He  is  still  searching 
in  Great  Britain  for  more  light  on  this  matter.  The  results 
will  be  given  in  due  time.  He  has  gathered  many  other 
Thompson  records, 'which  may  be  printed  later  on. 

This  book,  on  which  so  much  time  has  been  spent  in  the 
last  eight  years,  is  now  published  with  many  grateful 
thanks  to  the  hosts  of  friends  who  have  helped  upon  its 

Of  that  which  has  ever  piloted  the  family  Alonzo  Thomp- 
son of  Denver,  Col.,  has  well  written : 

"The  guidance  of  Hope  is  a  star  on  our  way, 
A  beacon  of  light  which  points  to  the  day 
Whose  curtain  ne'er  falls  in  the  gloom  of  the  night, 
We  follow  it  still,  and  the  pathway  is  Right!" 

Edmore,  N.  D.,  November  22,  1906. 



The  Thompson  Ancestry. 

After  reading  with  the  greatest  care  every  story  of  the 
Thompson  ancestry  which  has  been  handed  down  among  the 
descendants,  and  searching  many  other  papers  along  these 
historical  lines,  we  give,  by  the  author's  kind  permission, 
the  summary  of  Eev.  Dr.  E.  8.  Stackpole  in  his  "Old  Kit- 
tery,  Me.,  and  Her  Families."  He  carefully  searched  all 
old  documents  which  could  throw  any  light  on  this  matter. 

There  is  a  tradition  that  Eobert  Thompson  was  the  emi- 
grant ancestor  of  the  Thompsons  of  Durham,  N.  II.  He 
may  have  been  the  one  who  witnessed  a  deed  in  1652. 
Thompson's  Point,  just  south  of  the  Coeheco  River,  was  so 
called  as  early  as  16-44,  and  probably  in  1635.  Thompson's 
Point  House  was  taxed  in  Dover,  N.  IL,  in  1648.  The  name 
of  the  owner  is  not  given.     Perhaps  he  was  deceased. 

(1)  William  Thompson  appears  in  the  records  soon  after  this. 
Mr.  John  Scales  of  Dover.  N.  H.,  says  he  came  from  Eng- 
land in  1633.  He  received  a  grant  of  land  in  Dover,  N.  H., 
in  1G56.  This  was  laid  out,  March  17,  16.58/'59  "beyond 
Coeheco  Logg  Swamp."  Nov.  8,  1715,  John  Thompson,  Sr., 
of  Dover,  conveyed  to  John  Tuttle  fifty  acres  of  land  which 
"were  granted  to  my  father,  William  Thompson,  by  the 
town  of  Dover."  It  lay  beyond  Coeheco  Log  Swamp, 
■"bounded  on  the  south  by  Bellamy  Bank  River."  There  is 
no  evidence  that  William  Thompson  ever  lived  on  this 
grant.  On  Oct.  15,  1G56,  a  grant  made  to  John  White  in 
1651,  was  assigned  to  William  Thompson.  It  was  in  Kit- 
tery,  a  short  way  below  Sturgeon  Creek.  Several  indica- 
tions suggest  that  he  had  married  the  daughter  of  John 
White.  In  1C59  William  Thompson  was  presented  at  York 
Court  "for  rebellion  against  his  father  and  mother-in-law." 
He  bound  himself  to  the  court  in  a  bond  of  £20  "that  hee 
will  be  of  good  behavior  towards  all  men,  especially 
towards    his    father    and    mother."     (State   copy    of    Court 


Records,  Vol.  I,  page  331.)  William  Thompson  died  in  167G, 
and  his  estate  was  appraised,  June  22  of  that  year,  at  £52 
and  ISs.  He  left  twenty-three  acres  of  land,  a  house  and 
orchard  in  Kittery,  Me.,  and  fifty  acres  in  Dover,  N.  H., 
which  he  gave  to  his  sons,  William  and  Robert,  and  to  John 
White.  His  wife  had  probably  died  before  1676.  He  left 
children,  whose  ages  were  given  in  1677  as  follows: 

(2)   John  Thompson,  aged  IS;  m.  Sarah  Woodman. 

(2)   William  Thompson,  aged  16;    probably  m.  Mary    Lovering. 

(2)  Robert  Thompson,  aged  13;  "living  with  Toby  Hanson  in 

(2)   James  Thompson,  aged  11;   m.  Elizabeth  Frye. 

(2)   Alexander  Thompson,  aged  6;  m.  Anna  Curtis. 

(2)   Judith  Thompson,  aged  2. 

Rev.  Dr.  Stackpole's  sketch  of  the  above  children  is  also 
given  here,  as  it  shows  some  items  of  interest. 

(2)  John  Thompson,  the  first  child  mentioned  above,  m.,  be- 
tween 1678  and  1680,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Capt.  John  Wood- 
man of  Oyster  River,  Durham,  N.  H.  He  gave  a  bond  in 
1684  for  the  proper  administration  of  his  father's  estate 
and  to  provide  for  "James  his  lame,  impotent  brother." 
Mai'ch  30,  1708,  John  and  James  Thompson,  "sons  of 
William  Thompson  late  of  Kittery,"  conveyed  the  home- 
stead at  Cold  Harbor  to  Francis  Allen.  The  deed  was 
witnessed  by  Jonathan  Woodman,  Robert  Huckins  and 
Daniel  Kincaid,  all  residents  at  Oyster  River.  John 
Thompson's  will  was  probated  July  24,  1734.  Wife, 
Sarah,  survived  him. 

(3)   John,  m.  Mary  Davis,  daughter  of  Ensign  John  Davis  of 
Durham,  N.  H. 
(4)    Sarah  Thompson,  m.  Abraham   Scales. 

(3)   Jonathan,  m.,  Jan.  23,  1717/18,  Sarah  Burnham  of  Dur- 
ham, N.  H. 

(3)   Robert,  m.  Abigail  Emerson  of  Durham,  N.  H. 

(3)    Sarah,  m.  Samuel  Hill  of  Durham,  June  12,  1718. 

(3)   Hannah,  m.  Moses  Stevens  of  Somersworth,  N.  H. 

(3)   Elizabeth,  m.,  July  6,  1727,  Eleazar  Clark  of  Wells,  Me. 

(3)   Mary,  m.  Hubbard  Stevens. 
(2)   William  Thompson,  "living  with  Richard  Otis  of  Dover  in 
1677,"  probably  m.,  on  the  4th  of  Sept.,  1682,  Mary  Lov- 
ering, supposed  to  be  the  daughter  of  John  Lovering  of 
Dovei*.     He   lived    in    what   is   now   Somersworth,    N.    H. 


He  liad  a  son,  William,  who  sold  to  Samuel  Alley,  Aug. 
30,  1735,  land  that  belonged  to  his  father,  William 
Thompson,  deceased.  This  son,  William,  d.  before  Dec. 
8,  1749,  when  Samuel  Alley  conveyed  twenty  acres  in 
Rochester,  N.  H.,  to  Elizabeth,  widow  of  William  Thomp- 
son, and  her  children. 
(2)  Alexander  Thompson  m.  Anna  Curtis,  daughter  of  Thomas 
Curtis  of  York,  Me.  He  had  a  grant  of  land  in  Kittery, 
Me.,  1694;  d.  July  13.  1720.  Widow,  Anna,  administra- 
trix of  estate,  Oct.  4,  1720. 
(3)   Elizabeth,  m.  John  Allen  of  York,  Me. 

(4)   Elizabeth  Allen,  b.   Oct.   2,   1718;    m.   David   Avery  in 
(3)   Abigail  Thompson,  m.  John  Garry,  or  Geary;   published 
Oct.  21,  1720. 
(4)   Nine  children  recorded  in  York,  Me. 
(3)   Benjamin  Thompson,  b.  Oct.  14,  1702;  published  Nov.  27, 
1726,  to  Hannah  Smith,  daughter  of  Joseph  Smith  of 
York,  Me. 
(4)    Benjamin  Thompson,  b.  Sept.  7,  1727;   lived  in  Kenne- 
bunk.  Me.;    m.    (first).    Dec.   31,  1752,   Eunice   Lord, 
daughter  of  Nathaniel  Lord,  Jr.;   m.    (second),  Mary 
Children  of  first  wife: 

(5)   Benjamin  Thomi)Son.  cl.   Feb..   1839    (85y.)  ;   Revolu- 
tionary   soldier;    m.    (first).    Elizabeth    Lord;     m. 
(second),  Mrs.  Hannah  Luques. 
(5)   Alexander  Thompson,  b.  Arundel,  Me.,  Aug.  27,  1757; 
d.   Topsham,   Me.,  Feb.   23,   1820;    moved   to  Tops- 
ham,  Me.,   1785;    m.,  April   8,   1784,  Lydia  Wildes 
or  Arundel,  Me.,  b.  1764;    d.  April  17,  1858.     (See 
full  records.  Chapter  VII.) 
(5)   Stephen  Thompson,  m.  Lois  Taylor. 
(5)   James  Thompson  m.  Anna  Walker. 
(5)   Eunice  Thompson,  m.  Daniel  Perkins. 
(5)   Lemuel    Thompson    m.    Susanna    Haley.      (See    full 

records.  Chapter  VIII.) 
(5)   Isaac  Thompson,  d.  at  sea. 
(5)   Hannah  Thompson,  m.  Abner  Littlefield. 
(5)   Ezra  Thompson,  m.  May  Merrill. 
Children  of  second  wife: 

(5)   Moses  Thompson,  unm. 

(5)   May  Thompson,  d.  young. 

(5)   Lydia  Thompson,  m.  Israel  Burnham. 


(4)   Hannah  Thompson,  m.  Jeremiah  Linscot. 

(4)   Alexander   Thompson    b.    Feb.    20,    1733/'34;    m.,    1772, 

Abigail  Emery. 
(4)   Daniel  Thompson,  m.,  17G4,  Sarah  Linscot. 
(4)   Joseph  Thompson,  m.,  1788,  Olive  Jnnkins,  daughter  of 
Capt.  John  Junkins.     A  large  family.     (See  Rev.  Dr. 
Stackpole's  records.) 
(4)   Abel    Thompson,    m.,    17G7,    Eleanor    Staples   and    had 

several  children. 
(4)   Ebenezer  Thompson  m.,  1772,  Mercy  Staples. 
(4)   Meriljah  Thompson,  ni.,  17G0,  Thomas  Moulton. 
(4)   Mary  Thom.pson,  m.,  17G7,  Daniel  Linscot. 
(3)   John  Thompson,  b.  Dec.  30,  1704;  he  settled  in  Sanford. 
Me.;    published,    Dec.    7,    1728,    to    Priscilla    Davis    of 
Haverhill,  Mass.,  daughter  of  Stephen  Davis  and  Mary 
The  six  cnildren  born  in  Yorli,  Me.,  were: 
(4)   Anna  Thompson,  b.  Jan.  7,  1731/'32. 
(4)   John  Thompson,  b.  Oct.  2G,  1733. 
(4)   Jesse. 
(4)   Priscilla. 
(4)   Naomi. 

(4)   Olive,  b.  March  17,  1747/'48. 
(3)    Samuel    Thompson,    b.    April    G,    1707;    published    Nov., 

1730,  to  Hannah  Bracket  of  Berwick,  Me. 
(3)   Joseph  Thompson,  b.  May  13,  1711;    published   Nov.   20, 
1733,    to    Mary    Welch    of    York,    daughter    of    Philip 
(4)   Joseph  Thompson,  b.  July  10,  1734;   published,  March 

19,  1757,  to  Olive  Harmon. 
(4)   Thomas  Thompson,  d.  young. 
(4)   James  Thompson,  b.  Oct.  G,  1739. 
(4)   Mary  Thompson,  b.  June,  174G;  m.  Joseph  Nowell. 
(3)   Jonathan  Thompson,  b.  May  1,  1713;    published,  Oct.   1, 
1737,    to    his    cousin,    Dinah    Thompson,    daughter    of 
James  Thompson. 
(4)   Elizabeth  Thompson,  b.  May  14,  1739;    m.  James  Gil- 

(4)   Abigail,  m.  Nathan  Littlefield. 
(4)   Judith,  m.,  15'70,  Daniel  Smith  of  York,  Me. 
(4)   Esther  Thompson,  m.  John  Day. 
(4)   Jonathan  Thompson,  unm. 

(4)   Anna,  m.,  1S04,  Nathaniel  Coffin  of  Shapleigh,  Me. 
(3)   Curtis  Thompson,  b.   June  2,   1715;    published,   Feb.   13, 


1740,  to  Sarah  Jenkins  of  York,  Me.,  daughter  of  Dan- 
iel Jenkins. 
(4)    Sarah  Thompson,  b.  Feb.   5,   1741;    m.    (second  wife), 

Nathaniel  Lewis  of  Kittery,  Me. 
(4)   Huldah   Thompson,  b.    Dec.   29,   1744;    m.,   1767,  Jacob 

(4)   Dodavah  Curtis  Thompson,  b.  March  31,  1746. 
(4)    Jonathan   Thompson,   b.    May   31,    1748;    m.   Lucy   Mc- 

(4)  Esther  Thompson,  b.  June  1,  1751;  m.  Nicholas  Fer- 
(3)  James  Thompson,  d.  Oct.  22,  1724. 
(2)  James  Thompson.  We  now  come  to  this  son  of  the  Thomp- 
son ancestor  iX  whom  we  are  most  interested.  He  was 
born  in  1660,  according  to  the  clear  statement  in  his 
father's  deed  that  he  was  11  -■  ears  old  in  1677.  As  is 
noted  in  the  statement  of  his  brother  John,  "he  was  lame 
and  impotent."  But  it  seems  clear  that  he  grew  from 
this  early  weakness  into  a  manhood  of  the  sturdiest  type. 
The  bond  which  his  brother  gave  to  provide  for  him  was 
carried  out  in  the  same  faithful  and  loving  manner  in 
which  many  Thompsons  in  the  long  years  since  then 
have  fulfilled  such  pledges  to  their  kin  and  neighbors. 
James  Thompson  was  a  tailor  by  trade.  Land  was 
granted  him  in  Kittery.  Me.,  in  1C94  and  1696,  for  the 
records  state  that  James  Thompson,  on  Feb.  1,  1709/10, 
late  of  Kittery,  but  now  of  York,  sold  these  hinds.  It  is 
said  that  land  was  granted  to  him  in  York,  Me.,  in  1701, 
and  that  he  removed  thither  prior  to  1719.  The  York, 
Me.,  records  have  the  following.  "York,  Oct.  23,  1717,  laid 
out  and  bounded  to  James  Thompson  a  tract  of  land 
whereon  he  now  liveth,  being  on  both  sides  of  the  high- 
way that  leads  towards  Barwick  from  York  Bridge,  which 
said  James  Thompson  purchased  of  his  brother  Alexan- 
der Thompson,  for  forty  acres,  Jan.  4,  1713/'14."  In 
1727,  James  Thompson  moved  with  his  family  to  New 
INIeadows,  Brunswick,  Me.  James  Thompson  was  married 
in  Dover.  N.  H..  by  Rev.  John  Pike.  March  3,  1700/'01,  to 
Elizabeth  Prye.  daughter  of  Adrian  Frye,  one  of  the 
early,  sturdy  settlers  at  Frye's  Point,  Kittery,  Me.  She 
was  evidently  a  woman  of  great  strength  and  ability. 
L,ist  of  the  .children  of  James  Thompson  furnished  by  Miss 
Sarah  A.  Thompson  of  Topsham.  Me.,  with  this  note:  "I 
send  this  copy  of  the  records  from  the  family  Bible  of  my 


grandfather.  Ezekiel  Thompson.  It  differs,  in  the  number  of 
children  of  his  father,  Capt.  James  Thompson,  from  all  other 
records  found  of  that  family,  but  you  can  verify  it  from  the 
list  of  the  names  of  these  children  in  the  own  handwriting  of 
Captain  James,  which  you  have  already  copied."  Help  with 
this  list  was  also  furnished  from  the  records  which  were 
gathered,  March  5,  1S3S,  by  Gen.  Jedediah  Herrick  from  the 
town  clerk  of  York,  Me.,  and  from  Mr.  Joseph  Thompson, 
who  was  the  only  one  of  the  Thompson  name  living  at  York 
in  1838: 

(3)  Judith  Thompson,  m.,  July  1,  1724,  John  Smith  of  York, 
Me.,  and  had  a  large  family. 

#  Hs  ^  #  ^ 

(3)  Alexander  Thompson,  b.  at  Kittery,  Me.  Ezekiel  Thomp- 
son in  his  Day  Book  says:  "He  lived  in  Brunswick, 
Me.,  before  the  Indian  wars.  He  lived  to  be  over  80 
years  old.  He  had  no  learning,  but  he  was  a  hardy, 
honest,  industrious  man.  He  had  several  daughters, 
but  only  one  son,  James  Thompson."  Owned  at  New 
Meadows,  Me.,  lot  40,  100  acres.  M.,  May  20,  1731, 
Sarah  Grover  of  York,  Me.,  daughter  of  Matthew 

^  ^  :i!  ^  :{: 

(4)  James  Thompson,  b.  York,  Me.,  Dec.  9,  1735.  Ezekiel 
Thompson  says,  "He  died  in  Wales,  Me.,  leaving  sons, 
Alexander    and    William,    and    several    daughters." 

M.  Anderson,  who  m.    (second),  John  Aruo  of 

Monmouth,  Me. 
(5)   Alexander  Thompson. 
(5)   William  Thompson. 
(5)   Several  daughters. 
(4)    Sarah   Thompson,  b.  April  7,   1738;    m.   Thomas  Gray 

and  luoved  to  Wales,  ^le. 
(4)   Hannah  Thompson,  b.  New  Meadows,  Me.;    m.  "a  Dr. 
John  Nevers  and  moved  to   St.  John,  in  the  British 
Dominion." — Ezekiel  Thompson. 
(5)   Daughter,  m.  Ebenezer  Crosby  of  Hampden,  Me. 
(5)   Daughter,  m.  Timothy  Crosby. 
(4)   Tamsin,  m.  "Philip  Jenkins  and  moved  to  Wales,  Me., 
near    Monmouth.     The    son    of    David    Jenkins    and 
Mercy  Thompson." — Ezekiel  Thompson. 
(4)   Elizabeth    Thompson.     Ezekiel    Thompson    says,    "She 
died  ,an  old  maid." 


(4)  Mercy  Thompson  and  Mary  Thompson.  These  two  are 
added  to  the  list  of  children  by  the  Rev.  Dr.  E.  S. 

(3)  Capt.  James  Thompson,  called  Jr.  in  some  old  records; 
b.  Kittery,  Me.,  Feb.  22,  1707;  d.  at  Topsham,  Me.,  Sept. 
22,  1791;  m.  Reliance  Hinkley,  Mrs.  Lydia  (Brown) 
Harris  and  Mary  Higgins.  (Full  records  of  his  family 
on  pages  16  to  43,  Chapter  II.) 

4!  4:  4:  ^  ^ 

^  "I"  V  •!•  n* 

(3)   Cornelius    Thompson,    ta.    York,    Me.,    Oct.    14,    1709;    d. 
1792;   m.  Hannah  Smith  of  York,  Me. 
Ezekiel  Thompson  says:  "My  Uncle  Cornelius  had  six  sons: 
"(4)   Thomas,  who  moved  to  Plattsburg,  N.  Y. 
"(4)   Amos  Thompson,  who  moved  to  Bowdoin,  Me. 
"(4)   Joel  Thompson,  who  moved  to  Lewiston,  Me. 
/     "(4)   Richard  Thompson,  who  moved  to  Wales,  Me. 
"(4)   Robert  Thompson,  who  d.  at  New  Meadows. 
"(4)   Phineas,  lost  at  sea  on  ship-of-war."     (See  full  records 
of  the  family,  pages  44  to  148.  Chapters  III  and  IV.) 

(3)    Sarah  Thompson,  b.  April  17,  1711;  "died  in  twenty  days 
after  her  birth." 

*  *  *  *  * 

^  ^  if:  ^  ^ 

(3)   Mercy  Thompson,  called  Marcia  and  Marciel  in  some  old 
records,    b.   April    1,    1712;    m.    (first),    Mr.    Austin   of 
Brunswick,   Me.;    m.    (second),   David   JunRins    (some 
say  Jackson)  and  settled  in  Brunswick,  Me. 
Children  of  first  husband: 

(4)   David  Austin,  a  celebrated  Indian  killer. 
(4)   Benoni,  twin  with  the  above. 
(4)    Shadrack  Austin;   lived  in  Greene,  Me. 
Children  of  second  husband: 

(4)   Philip  Jenkins;  lived  in  Wales,  Me.;  m.  Tamsin  Thomp- 
son,   daughter    of    Alexander    Thompson    and    Mary 
(4)   David  Jenkins. 

*  *  :ii  ^  !l! 

*  *  *  *  * 


(3)   Joseph    Thompson,    b.    March    23,    1713/'14;     d.    before 
1759,  as  his  deed  shows.     Lived  at  New  Meadows  and 
Sebascodegan   Island,   Harpswell,   Me.     He  was   in  the 
hitter    place    in    175G.     Ezekiel    Thompson    says:    "My 
Uncle  Joseph  lived  and  died  on   Sebascodegan  Island. 
It  is  said  that  he  was  as  strong  as  two  stalwart  men. 
He   had   four  sons."     M.   Mary   Hinckley,   daughter  of 
Dea.  Samuel  Hinckley  of  Brunswick,  Me.     It  was  per- 
haps his  widow  who  m.,  Feb.  14,  17G5,  Isaiah  Webber. 
He  had  lot  49  at  New  Meadows,  18%  acres. 
(4)   William  Thompson,  m.  as  his  first  or  second  wife.  Miss 
Robbins  of  Dover,  Me.     It  is  probably  the  earmarks 
of  his  cattle  which  were  recorded  at  Harpswell,  Me., 
May  30.  1774. 
(4)   Joseph   Thompson,    Jr.     Earmarks    of    his    cattle    re- 
corded at  Harpswell,   Me.,  June  27,  1774;    m.,  April 
23,   1774,   Sara   Webber.     Rev.    Dr.   E.    S.    Stackpole: 
"On  April  IG,  1773,  Joseph  Thompson  and  his  wife, 
Sarah,    gave   a   deed   of  IS    acres   of   land   to   James 
Stackpole,  'said  land  being  a  majority  of  the  Lot  No. 
15,  in  the  first  division,  and  being  a  part  of  the  real 
estate  of  my  late  honored  father,  and  falling  to  my 
share  as  set  off  to  me  by  men  chosen  by  the  Judge 
of  Probate.'     This  land  bordered  on  the  New  Meadows 
River,  on  Sebascodegan  Island." 
(4)   John  Thompson,  d.  at  Bowdoin,  Me.;   perhaps  m.,  Dec. 

27,  1781,  Lydia  Small. 
(4)  Capt.  Cornelius  Thompson.  "He  was  very  active  in  the 
Revolutionary  War.  He  first  served  as  a  private  in 
the  army  for  awhile  until  his  term  of  enlistment  ex- 
pired. Then  he  went  on  board  a  privateer,  and, 
some  time  before  peace  was  declared,  he  commanded 
a  fine  armed  brig,  and  proved  himself  to  be  a  pru- 
dent, courageous  commander.  After  the  Revolution- 
ary War  closed  he  moved  to  Salem,  Mass.,  and  from 
thence  to  Mount  Desert,  Me.,  where  he  carried  on 
(5)  Daughter,  m.  Mr.  Robbins  of  Dover,  :\Ie. 
(4)  Judith  Thompson,  b.  Brunswick,  before  her  father 
moved  to  Sebascodegan  Island,  Feb.  8,  1743;  d. 
Thomaston,  Me.,  April  13,  1797;  m.,  May  18,  1767, 
James  Stackpole,  who  moved  to  Thomaston,  Me. 
There  were  many  and  sturdy  descendants,  who  are 
widely     scattered     over     the     country."     These     rec- 


ords  will  be  found  in  the  "Genealogy  of  the  Stack- 
pole  family,"  by  Rev.  E.  S.  Stackpole. 
(4)   Margaret  Thompson,  m.  Mr.  Toothaker. 

V  ■!*  •*■  ^  "fl* 

^  :Jc  :^  ^  ^ 

(3)   Dinah  Thompson,  b.  May  C,  171G;    m.  her  cousin,  Jona- 
than Thompson,  son  of  Alexander  Thompson  and  Anna 
Curtis;  publishment  of  marriage,  Oct.  1,  1737. 
(4)    Sarah    Thompson,   b.    Feb.    5,    1741/'42;    m.    Nathaniel 

Lewis  of  Kittery,  Me. 
(4)   Huldah  Thompson,   b.   Dec.  20,  1744;    m.,    17G7,  Jacob 

(4)   Doaavah  Curtis  Thompson,  b.  March  31,  1746. 
(4)   Jonathan   Thompson,   b.   May  31,   1748;    m.   Lucy   Mc- 

(4)   Esther  Thompson,  b.  June  1,  1751;    m.  Nicholas  Fer- 

*  *  *  4f  at 

(3)  Benjamin  Thompson,  b.  York,  Me.,  Sept.  9,  1717;  d.  17G5; 
m.,  Oct.  17,  1744,  Abigail  Philbrook.  (See  full  records, 
pages  149-189,  Chapter  Y.) 

*  *  *  *  :i! 

*  *  Hf  *  il: 

(3)    Sarah  Thompson,  b.  Nov.  8,  1719;  m. Scammon  of 

York,   Me.     Rev.   Dr.   E.   S.   Stackpole   says  he   was  of 
Saco,  Me. 

*  *  *  *  * 

*  *  *  *  ilf 

(3)  Mary  Thompson,  others  call  her  Mercy,  Marcial,  etc.,  b. 
Dec.  10,  1722. 


(3)  Richard  Thompson,  b.  June  11,  1724.  Ezekiel  Thompson, 
"Uncle  Richard  Thompson  lived  and  died  at  Kenne- 
bunk.  Me.,  a  respected  farmer;  he  left  a  large  family 
of  sons  and  daughters."'  'SI.  (first),  Elizabeth  Maddox, 
a  sister  of  John  Maddox  of  Arundel  Me. 

(4)   Caleb  Thompson,  m. Clark  of  Wells,  Me. 

(5)   David  Thompson,  m.  Clark  of  Wells,  Me. 

(G)   Lucy,   Mehitable,    Ruth,    Miriam,    Elizabeth,   Jane, 



Hauunh   aud   Theodore,   Avho   were  iu  Keuuebuuk, 
Me.,  in  1841. 
(5)   Joshua  Thompson. 
(5)   Elizabeth  Tliompson. 
(5)   Richard  Thompson. 
(5)   Polly  Thompson. 
(5)   Caleb  Thompson. 
(4)   Richard  Thompson,  m.   (first),  Abigail  Page,  daughter 
of  Col.  David  Page  of  North  Conway,  N.  H.;  m.  (sec- 
ond), Mary  Smith  of  Wells,  Me.,  daughter  of  James 
Children  of  first  wife: 





•  (5 

Robert    Page    Thompson,    m.    Elizabeth    Stowers    of 
Prospect,  Me.;    settled  in  Freeport,  Me.,  and  lived 
also  in  Lewlston,  Harmony  and  Eddington,  Me. 
6)   David  Page  Thompson,  m.  Elvira  Savage  Follett. 

(7)   Justine  Thompson. 
G)   Upham  Thompson. 
6)   Barnard  Newall  Thompson. 
G)   Elizabeth  Lois  Thompson. 
6)    Samuel  Stowers  Thompson. 
G)   Richard   Thompson, 
of  second  wife: 

Samuel  Thompson. 

James  Thompson. 

Abigail  Thompson. 

Joseph  Thompson. 
Mercy  Thompson,  m.  Jonathan  Littlefield. 

Nathaniel  Littlefield. 

Daniel  Littlefield. 

Huldah  Littlefield. 

Polly  Littlefield. 

John  Littlefield. 
Hannah  Thompson,  m.  Samuel  Smith,  brother  of  the 

wife  of  Richard  Thompson. 

Stephen  Smith. 

Joseph  Smith. 

Hannah   Smith. 

Robert  Smith. 

Abigail  Smith. 
Joseph  Thompson,  m  Wakefield. 

Caleb  Thompson. 

Lyman  Thompson. 

(4)   David  Thompson,  m.   (first),  Lydia  Perkins  of  Kenne- 
bunk.  Me.;  m.  (second),  Cousins. 


Child  of  first  wife: 

(5)   Lydia  Tiiompson,  m.  Isaac  Littlefield  of  Kennebunk, 
(6)   Epliraim  Littlefield. 
(6)   Mary  Jane  Littlefield. 
(6)   Isaac  Littlefield. 
Children  of  second  wife: 

(5)    Seth  Thompson;  lived  at  Hermon,  Me. 
(5)   Mehitable  Thompson. 
(5)   Thomas  Thompson. 
(5)   Betsy  Thompson. 
(4)   Abigail  Thompson,  m.  Stephen  Smith  of  Wells  Me. 

>i>  sic  ij:  :jc  :|c 


(3)   Elizabeth  Thompson,  b.  April  19,  172C;  d.  Dec.  22,  1726. 


Capt.  James  Thompson  of  New  ^Meadows,  Brunswick^ 
Me.,  and  his  descendants. 

His  line:  (1)  William  Thompson;  (2)  James  Thompson 
of  Kittery,  Me. 

(3)  Capt.  James  Thompson,  b.  Kittery,  Me.,  Fell.  22,  1707;  d. 
Topsham,  Me.,  Sept.  22,  1791.  Wheeler,  in  his  "History 
of  Brunswick,  Topsham  and  Harpswell,  Me.,"  says  of  him, 
"He  came  to  Brunswick  from  Biddeford,  Me.,  about  1739, 
and  settled  on  the  New  Meadows  River." 

In  1757  he  was  in  Capt.  John  Getchell's  company,  with 
his  brothers,  Cornelius  and  Alexander,  and  with  Samuel 
Thompson.  He  was  selectman  at  Brunswick,  Me.,  1748, 
1752,  1753,  1754  and  1757.  He  was  a  dealer  in  general 
merchandise,  and  some  of  his  account  books  are  in  the 
possession  of  his  great-great-grandson,  Mr.  Charles  Sproull 
Thompson  of  Milwaukee,  "Wis.  A  few  records  of  sales  are 
herewith  given  from  this  ancient  book: 

"1737.  8  bushels  of  meal  at  13  shillings,  5  pounds  &  4 

"1738.  Sold  two  dozen  buttons  at  15  shillings.  A  jacket 
and  breeches  at  4  pounds  &  10  shillings.  A  cow  at  11 
pounds.  Fifteen  pounds  of  beef  at  7  shillings  &  C  pence. 
Half  a  load  of  hay  at  2  pounds.  For  making  a  jacket  one 
pound.  A  pair  of  leather  breeches  at  3  pounds  and  5 
shillings.  One  ton  of  oak  timber  at  33  shillings.  A  calf 
at  2  pounds  and  11  shillings.  One  grindstone  at  2  pounds 
and  3  shillings. 

"1739.  One  half  a  load  of  hay  at  1  pound  and  5  shill- 
ings. Two  bushels  of  white  meal  at  1  pound  and  6  shill- 
ings. Two  bushels  of  rye  meal  at  1  pound  and  2  shillings. 
One  bushel  of  Indian  meal  at  1  pound  and  7  shillings.  A 
hat  at  3  pounds  and  18  shillings.  One  thousand  pens  and 
one  ounce  of  thread  at  9  shillings.  Twelve  yards  of  bed 
ticking  at  G  pounds.  One  cake  of  gingerbread  at  1  shill- 
ing. One  half  a  kentle  of  fish  at  15  shillings.  Wharf 
timber  at  7  shillings. 

"1740.  Two  bushels  of  apples  at  10  shillings.  One  pair 
of  cards  at  11  shillings.     One  axe  at  1  pound.     Two  calves- 


at  2  pounds  and  8  shillings.  Two  quarts  of  rum  at  2 
pounds  and  8  shillings. 

"1741.  A  pair  of  knee  breeches  at  3  pounds  and  5  shill- 
ings. A  swine  at  3  pounds  and  6  pence.  Four  gallons  of 
cider  at  8  shillings.  G  pounds  of  butter  at  18  shilliugs. 
Twenty  days'  work  by  brother  Benjamin  at  10  pounds. 

"1742.  One  quart  of  oil  at  2  shillings.  8  pounds  of 
sheep's  wool  at  1  pound,  and  17  shillings.  Half  a  barrel  of 
flour  at  3  pounds  and  13  shillings.  One  quarter  of  a  bar- 
rel of  meal  at  3  pounds  and  12  shillings. 

"1743.  One  bushel  of  salt  at  14  shillings.  To  use  of 
gondola  for  two  days,  10  shillings. 

"1744.  One  bushel  of  peas  at  12  shillings  and  6  pence. 
6  bushels  of  meal  at  3  pounds  and  2  shillings  Feb.  IS, 
1744.  To  one  day's  work  of  myself  and  oxen,  1  pound  and 
6  shillings.  To  one  yoke  of  oxen  for  one  day,  8  shillings. 
To  mending  fence  two  days,  1  shilling.  One  bushel  of  pota- 
toes 7  shillings. 

"1745.  Half  a  bushel  of  peas  at  12  shillings.  To  use  of 
grindstone,  IG  shillings. 

"1749,  Sept.  One  barrel  of  rum,  30  pounds.  One  barrel 
of  flour,  15  pounds.  Five  bushels  of  meal,  8  pounds  and 
5  shillings.  Two  pounds  of  candles,  12  shillings.  Ten 
pounds  of  flax,  2  pounds.  8  pounds  of  Sheeps  wool,  4 

"1749.     Three  handkerchiefs,  30  shillings." 

Mr.  Charles  Sproull  Thompson  says:  "From  the  old  ac- 
count book  it  seems  that  James  Thompson  was  a  cobbler, 
did  some  farming,  and  had  scows  on  the  New  Meadows 
River.  He  prospered  well,  and  became  a  man  of  much 
importance.  He  was  distributing  colonial  gunpowder  to 
his  scattered  neighbors  about  the  time  when  these  entries 
close.  I  have  his  commission  as  ensign  in  Revolutionary 
Army,  which  is  signed  by^Gov.  Shirley  of  Massachusetts." 

In  1741  he  owned  at  New  Meadows,  Me.,  Lot  34,  100  acres. 

'Capt.  James  Thompson  m.  (first),  April  13,  1732,  Reli- 
ance Hinckley,  who  d.  May  23,  1751;  she  was  the  daughter 
of  Dea.  Samuel  Hinckley,  who  traced  his  ancestry  to 
Governor  Hinckley  of  Massachusetts,  who  came  with  the 
early  settlers  to  Plymouth.  The  line  is  thus  given: 
(1)  Samuel  Hinckley;  (2)  Samuel  Hinckley;  (3)  Gov. 
Thomas  Hinckley;  there  were  ten  children  of  this  first 
marriage;  m.  (second),  Dec,  1751,  Mrs.  Lydia  (Brown) 
Harris,  who  d.  Feb.  10,  1764;    she  was  of  Ipswich,  Mass., 



and  was.  a  sister  of  Lieut.  Benjamin  Brown;    there  were 
six  children  of  this  second  marriage;    m.    (third),  March 
22,  17G4,  Mary  Higgins,  who  d.  May  23,  1790;   there  were 
no  children  of  this  third  marriage. 
Children  of  Capt.  James  Thompson  and  Reliance  Hinckley: 
(4)   Elizabeth  Thompson,  b.  March  13,  1733;   d.  July  21,  176G; 
m.,  Aug.  8,  1752,  Daniel  Weed  of  Newbury.  Mass.     "They 
were  both  buried  on  Great  Island,  Harpswell,  Me.,  where 
they  had  made  their  home  after  their  marriage;    these 
parents   d.    within   a   year   of  each   other,   and   their   six 
children    were    thus    doubly    orphaned    and    they    were 
adopted  by  their  uncles  and  aunts;   Mrs.  Reliance  Edge- 
combe of  Saco,  took  Patience  Weed." 
(5)   James  Weed,  b.  New  Meadows,  Me.,  July  17,  1753. 
(5)   Relyance  Weed,  b.  Oct.  7,  1754,  m.,  Nov.  21,  1771,  George 

Brown  of  Georgetown,  Me. 
(5)   Patience  Weed,  b.  Sebascodegan  or  Great  Island,  Harps- 
well,  Me.,  Aug.  3,  175G;  m.  Thomas  Chamberlain. 
(G)   The  daughter.  Reliance  Chamberlain,  came  on  a  vii^it 
to  her  mother's  aunt,  Jemima  Ham,  and  she  married 
her  eldest  son,  Jolin  Ham. 
(7)   Reliance  T.  Ham. 
(5)   Lydia  Weed,  b.  June  23,  1758;  m.  Samuel  Welch. 

(A  Thomas  Weed  of  Thomaston,  Me.,  m.,  July  16, 
1777,  Annie  Williams.  He  may  have  been  of  this 
(4)  Brig.-Gen.  Samuel  Thompson,  b.  New  Meadows,  Bruns- 
wick, Me.,  March  22,  1735;  d.  Topsham,  Me.,  May  IG, 
1798;  (G3  y.).  He  was  buried  in  the  old  cemetery  at 
Ferry  Point,  Topsham,  Me.  When  he  had  laid  out  this 
graveyard  he  said,  "It  is  where  I  can  go  by  land  and 
water."  But  when  the  railroad  bridge  was  placed 
across  the  river  all  those  who  had  been  interred  in  this, 
quiet  place  were  removed  to  River  View  Cemetery  in 
Topsham.  The  general's  remains  were  easily  identified, 
as  he  had  been  buried  in  a  coffin  bound  in  brass  and 
adorned  with  a  brass  plate.  His  bones  were  placed  in 
the  same  grave  as  those  of  his  son,  Humphrey.  In 
1903  a  Revolutionary  soldier's  marker  was  placed  on 
his  grave  by  the  Sons  of  the  American  Revolution.  He 
is  said  to  have  moved  to  Topsham,  Me.,  in  1784. 

He  was  licensed  to  sell  tea  in  17G3,  as  a  retailer  in 
1772  and  1774  and  as  an  innliolder  in  1773.  He  was 
very   successful    in   business   and   is  said   to  have  been 


worth  $35,000  when  he  died.  A  little  less  than  one  half 
of  this  amount  was  in  real  estate,  of  which  he  owned 
the  most  in  Topsham,  though  he  possessed  considerable 
in  Bowdoin,  and  some  in  Bath  and  Brunswick.  We 
shall  get  a  still  clearer  idea  of  his  business  ability  if 
wo  consider  the  troublous  times  in  which  he  lived,  and 
that  in  the  tax  list  of  1758  his  real  estate  was  valued  at 
but  four  pounds  and  his  personal  property  at  ten  pounds 
and  eighteen  shillings.  In  17G3  his  taxable  property 
was,  real  estate  seven  pounds,  two  oxen,  one  horse,  one 
cow,  two  swine,  thirty-nine  vessel  tonnage  and  three 
pounds  income  on  trade.  What  he  gained  from  these 
huniDle  beginnings  was  done  by  the  strictest  honesty, 
as,  in  the  midst  of  the  many  abusive  stories  flung 
against  him  by  his  political  enemies,  there  is  but  one 
that  lays  a  finger  on  his  business  fidelity. 

In  the  days  in  which  General  Thompson  lived  it  was 
impossible  to  obtain  much  education  at  school,  though 
the  people  of  New  Meadows  sent  to  Boston  when  they 
could  for  the  best  instructors  of  those  times.  Yet  no 
one  ever  saw  him  give  one  mournful  look  over  this,  or 
heard  him  tell  what  he  might  have  done  if  his  early 
environment  had  been  better.  He  pored  eagerly  over 
the  few  books  which  he  could  secure,  and  was  ever  ready 
to  learn  of  all  whom  he  met  and  from  every  changing 
scene  of  his  life.  Once  he  heard  a  person  say,  "What  a 
pity  that  man  never  had  a  better  education!"  He 
turned  quickly  and  replied,  with  his  brightest  smile, 
"If  I  have  no  education,  perhaps  I  can  furnish  a  few 
ideas  to  those  who  have  been  in  the  schools." 

While  attending  the  General  Court  ona  of  the  law- 
yers handed  him  back  a  paper  which  he  had  written, 
requesting  him  to  read  it.  "I  wrote  it  for  you  to  read, 
not  to  read  myself,"  he  said.  One  of  the  members  of 
that  same  Court  said  to  him,  "If  your  education  had 
Leen  good  you  would  have  been  a  great  man."  But  this 
earnest  plea  could  not  lead  him  to  shed  one  tear  over 
his  past.  He  answered,  with  his  face  radiant  with  fun 
and  hope,  "If  I  had  your  education,  I  could  put  you  in 
my  pocket."  And  this  noble  man,  like  many  others  who 
have  borne  his  name,  made  of  all  deficiencies  in  his 
early  training  an  inspiratioii  to  help  every  boy  and  girl 
he  could  to  the  best  and  fullest  education.  His  mind 
was  so  full  of  this  that  one  day  when  he  was  walking 


in  Brunswick  with  some  gentlemen  who  were  absorbed 
in  other  things,  he  pointed  enthusiastically  to  a  piece 
of  land  which  they  were  passing,  and  said,  "That  was 
intended  by  the  God  of  nature  for  an  institution  of 
learning."  That  same  spot  became  the  location  of  Bow- 
doin  College,  to  which  he  gladly  donated  land.  He  was 
also  a  member  of  its  first  board  of  overseers.  And 
when  ne  died  the  board  of  the  college  attended  his 
funeral  in  an  earnest,  grateful  body,  for  well  they  knew 
what  a  friend  this  famous  school  had  known  in  him. 

Judge  Freeman  wrote  of  Samuel  Thompson,  "He  was 
a  portly  man,  not  of  very  tall  stature,  but  somewhat  cor- 
pulant,  and  apparently  of  a  robust  constitution." 

Illustrations  of  his  ready  wit  have  already  been  given; 
and  every  occasion  of  his  life  served  as  a  background 
on  which  these  brilliant  flaslies  shone  out  in  the  most 
kindly  manner.  When  he  was  in  tlie  House  of  Repre- 
sentatives lie  often  excited  the  mirth  of  his  fellow  mem- 
bers. In  the  most  strenuous  days  of  the  Revolutionary 
War  he  lifted  many  a  burden  from  the  hearts  of  liis 
fellow  patriots  by  his  bright  sayings.  Amidst  the  peals 
of  laughter  which  followed,  these  dark  clouds  were 
rolled  away  which  the  most  powerful  arguments  could 
not  have  robbed  of  their  ominous  knells  of  the  down- 
fall of  America. 

And  he  was  never  the  man  who  wished  to  say  the 
bright  things  himself.  Much  that  he  said  was  only  for 
the  sake  of  waking  up  the  latent  powers  of  merriment 
and  hope  in  others.  And  when  any  keen  sliaft  was 
aimed  at  him  no  one  was  more  ready  than  he  to  see  all 
its  force.  Once,  when  a  member  of  the  General  Court, 
he  was  crossing  a  toll  bridge  leading  into  Boston,  when 
the  bridge-keeper  demanded  toll  of  him.  Toll  was  not 
required  of  the  members  of  the  Legislature  and  the 
brigadier  replied,  with  some  dignity,  "I  belong  to  the 
House,  sir."  The  toll  man  made  answer:  "Belong  to  the 
House  I  I  should  think  you  belonged  to  the  barn."  Then 
the  brigadier's  merry  laughter  rang  out  as  he  nodded 
his  head.  After  that  his  favorite  suit  was  one  of  gray 
broadcloth,  brushed  in  the  neatest  manner. 

Nathan  Goold  of  Portland,  Me.,  has  well  said  in  his 
most  interesting  pamphlet  on  Brigadier  Samuel  Thomp- 
son: "His  long  service  to  our  country,  much  of  it 
without    compensation,    renders    us    under    obligations 


to  his  memory.  Recognizing  his  services,  the  war  de- 
partment has  recently  named  one  of  the  batteries  that 
comprise  Fort  McKinley  on  Great  Diamond  Island  in 
Portland  Harbor,  'the  Thompson  battery.'  The  arma- 
ment consists  of  three  eight-inch  and  two  six-inch  guns, 
mounted  on  disappearing  carriages.  When  Samuel 
Thompson  was  but  sixteen  years  old  he  appears  in  local 
history  as  a  'centinel'  in  Capt.  John  Getchell's  company, 
from  Aug.  14  to  Sept.  14,  1751.  He  had  a  service  of  over 
four  weeks  of  faithful  scouting  and  guard  duty.  In 
1757  he  was  a  member  of  the  train  band,  under  the 
same  Captain.  At  a  Town  meeting  held  in  Brunswick, 
Me.,  Nov.  17,  1774,  Samuel  Thompson  was  chosen  mod- 
erator. At  that  same  meeting  he  was  elected  Captain 
of  the  town  military  Company  with  Robert  Dunning  as 
Lt.  and  Thomas  Thompson  as  ensign.  He  was  a  mem- 
ber from  Brunswick  of  the  three  Mass.  Provincial  Con- 
gresses and  participated  at  Concord  when  men  and 
means  were  voted  to  make  the  beginning  of  the  Revo- 
lutionary war.  He  was  also  at  the  head  of  the  Com- 
mittee of  Safety  for  his  District.  The  records  all 
clearly  show  that  he  occupied  a  position  of  prominence 
with  his  associates  at  these  Congresses.  On  Oct.  13, 
1774,  he  was  appointed  one  of  the  committee  to  wait  on 
Gen.  Gage  on  the  disturbed  condition  of  the  Province. 
Oct.  21,  1774,  he  was  made  one  of  the  committee  to  ob- 
tain the  names  of  those  accepting  appointments  under 
Parliament,  and  the  same  day  was  appointed  on  a  com- 
mittee on  the  non-consumption  agreement.  Dec.  7, 
1774,  he  was  appointed  a  committee  to  represent  Harps- 
well,  Me.,  to  prepare  a  paper  on  the  number  of  that 
town's  inhabitants,  and  the  extent  of  the  commerce  of 
the  colony.  Dec.  10,  1774,  he  was  appointed  on  a  com- 
mittee for  Lincoln  County  to  ascertain  the  state  of  the 
militia.  Mch.  29,  1775,  he  was  on  a  committee  to  bring 
in  resolves  in  regard  to  accepting  appointments  under 
Parliament  and  in  publishing  their  names.  The  Pro- 
vincial Congress  on  Apr.  11,  1775,  ordered  that  Col. 
Thompson  be  desired  to  immediately  repair  to  Bruns- 
wick, Casco  Bay,  Woolwich,  Georgetown,  and  other 
places  of  interest,  to  intercept  the  work  of  one  Edard 
Parry  who  was  supplying  the  enemy  with  masts,  spars 
and  timber.  He  at  once  went  with  twenty  resolute  men 
and  seized  Parry  and  compelled  him  to  give  bonds  with 


the  penalty  of  two  thousand  pounds  to  abide  in  the  town 
until  the  pleasure  of  Congress  was  known.  They  also 
made  the  enemy  pay  for  their  refreshment — which  cost 
42  shillings  in  legal  money.  This  was  before  the  Revo- 
lutionary war  had  actually  begun.  And  the  terror 
which  spread  among  the  Tories  was  increased  by  many 
other  sturdy  deeds. 

"Ten  days  after  the  battle  of  Lexington  Colonel 
Thompson  wrote  a  letter  from  Brunswick  to  the  Com- 
mittee of  Safety  at  Cambridge  which  is  still  preserved 
in  the  Mass.  Archives.  The  penmanship  is  fair  and  his 
autograph  is  creditable.  He  had  then  been  a  selectman 
of  Brunswick  from  17G8  to  and  including  1771.  He  was 
a  delegate  to  the  Cumberland  County  Convention  of 
Sept.  21,  1774,  at  Falmouth  Neck,  now  Portland,  to  con- 
sider the  alarming  state  of  public  affairs  and  was  one 
of  the  committee  who  drew  up  the  resolutions  that  ex- 
pressed the  people's  sentiments,  of  which  it  has  been 
said  that  they  compared  favorably  with  any  resolutions 
of  that  time.  He  had  been  the  moderator  of  their  town 
meetings,  had  just  been  appointed  on  the  committee  of 
inspection,  and  had  been  added  to  the  committee  to  peti- 
tion the  General  Court.     The  letter  is  as  follows: 

"  'I  this  minute  have  an  opportunity  to  inform  you  of 
the  State  of  our  affairs  to  the  Eastward;  that  we  are  all 
Stanch  for  our  country.  Except  three  men  and  one  of 
them  is  Deserted,  the  other  two  are  in  Irons;  as  to  the 
vessels  which  attempted  to  Convey  Stuff  to  our  enemies 
are  stopt,  and  I  am  about  to  move  two  hundred  of  white 
pine  masts  and  other  Stuff  got  for  our  Enemies'  use. 
Sir,  having  heard  of  the  Cruill  murders  they  have  done 
in  our  Province  (At  Lexington  and  Concord)  makes  us 
more  Resolute  than  ever,  and  finding  that  the  Sword  is 
drawn  out  first  on  their  side,  that  we  shall  be  animated 
with  that  noble  Spirit  that  wise  men  ought  to  be,  until 
our  Just  Rights  and  Libertys  are  Secured  to  us.  Sir, 
my  heart  is  with  every  true  Son  of  America,  though  my 
Person  can  be  in  but  one  place  at  once,  tho  very  soon  I 
hope  to  be  with  you  on  the  spot.  If  any  of  my  Friends 
inquire  after  me.  Inform  them  that  I  make  it  my  whole 
business  to  pursue  those  measures  Recommended  by 
Congreses,  we  being  upon  the  Sea  Coast  and  in  danger 
of  being  invaded  by  IMriats — as  the  27th  of  inst  there 
was  a  boat  or  barge  came  into  our  harbor  and  river, 
and  sounding  as  they  went  up  the  river. 


"  'Sir,  as  guns  and  powder  is  much  wanted  in  this 
Eastern  Parts  and  also  Provisions,  Pray,  Sir,  have  your 
thoughts  something  in  this  matter  against  I  arrive, 
which  will  be  as  soon  as  business  will  admit.  Sir,  I  am, 
with  the  greatest  regard  to  the  Country,  at  heart,  your 
Ready  friend  and  Humble  Servt. 

"  'Samuel    Thampson. 
"  'Brunswick,  Apr  ye  29,  1775.' 

"The  effect  of  this  letter  is  clearly  seen  from  the  fact 
than  on  the  9th  of  the  following  May  the  Council  and 
House  of  Representatives  ordered  that  a  barrel 
of  gunpowder  be  delivered  to  Col.  Thompson  from 
the  commissary  stores  at  Falmouth  for  the  towns 
of  Harpswell  and  Brunswick,  he  to  account  to  them  for 
the  same.  He  carried  the  powder  to  the  captains  before 
May  31st  and  they  were  ordered  to  deliver  it  to  the  men 
wiien  necessary. 

"The  British  vessels  then  cruising  along  our  coast 
were  a  constant  menace  to  the  peace  of  the  fishermen 
and  farmers  who  dwelt  near  the  seashore  and  on  the 
islands.  They  impressed  men  into  their  service,  appro- 
priated stores  and  resented  remonstrance  by  burning 
buildings.  The  insolence  of  the  British  officers  was 
almost  unbearable  and  they  were  sincerely  hated,  none 
more  so  than  Capt.  Henry  Mowatt  of  the  Canceau,  who 
in  Apr.,  1775,  was  at  Falmouth  protecting  Capt.  Thomas 
Coulson  in  the  rigging  of  his  mast  ship,  much  to  the 
annoyance  of  the  inhabitants." 

Dr.  G.  A.  Wheeler  in  his  fine  History  of  Brunswick, 
Topsham  and  Harpswell,  Me.,  gives  the  following  ac- 
count of  the  plan  to  break  up  this  oppression  of  the 
enemy:  "In  May,  1775,  occurred  what  is  locally  known 
as  'Thompson's  War.'  For  some  weeks  previously,  Col. 
Samuel  Thompson,  Col.  Purington,  Capt.  John  Simmons, 
Aaron  Hinkley,  Esq.,  John  Merrill,  Esq.,  Thomas 
Thompson  and  James  Potter,  had  been  holding  secret 
meetings  at  the  house  of  Aaron  Hinkley,  and  had  con- 
cocted a  plan,  first  suggested  by  Col.  Thompson,  of  seiz- 
ing the  British  warship  Canceau.  Samuel  Thompson 
was  chosen  Colonel,  and  John  Merrill  and  Thomas 
Thompson  were  chosen  Captains.  Capt.  John  Simmons 
was  appointed  commodore.  To  prevent  a  premature 
disclosure  of  their  plans,  all  the  roads  leading  to  Port- 
land were  closely  guarded  and  none  allowed  to  pass  un- 


less  sworn  to  secrecy.     Notwithstanding  this,  some  inti- 
mations of  their  designs  reached   the   ears   of   Mowatt. 
The  original   plan  was  to  procure  a  vessel  of  suitable 
'  size  to  carry  a  company  of  about  seventy  men;    to  dis- 

guise the  vessel  as  a  wood  coaster;  to  conceal  the  men 
in  the  hold;  sail  for  Portland  in  the  night,  go  alongside 
the  Canceau  and  board  her  immediately.  The  rendez- 
vous was  to  be  New  Meadows.  The  disclosure  of  the 
plot  somewhat  altered  their  arrangements.  They 
sailed  from  New  Meadows  on  the  night  of  May  8th,  and 
landed  on  the  morning  of  the  9th  in  a  grove  of  thick 
trees  at  a  place  called  Sandy  Point.  There  were  about 
fifty  armed  men,  each  wearing  in  his  hat  a  small  bough 
of  spruce.  Their  standard  was  a  spruce  pole  with  the 
green  top  left  on." 

Mr.  Nathan  Gould,  in  his  excellent  history  of  Briga- 
dier-General Thompson,  which  should  be  in  the  hands 
of  all  members  of  the  Thompson  family,  continues  this 
story:  "Their  camp,  on  the  back  side  of  Munjoy  Hill, 
was  between  Tukey's  and  the  railroad  bridge,  in  a  thick 
grove  of  pine  trees  where  the  men  were  concealed  from 
view.  Sentinels  were  posted  and  Peletiah  Haley  was 
sent  into  the  town  for  information.  Those  who  passed 
that  way  were  taken  care  of  for  a  time.  About  one 
o'clock,  as  Capt.  John  Merrill  and  two  of  his  sentinels 
were  walking  near  the  shore,  they  saw  Capt.  Mowatt, 
Rev.  Mr.  Wiswell  of  St.  Paul's  Church,  and  the  ship's 
surgeon,  land  and  walk  up  the  hill.  They  seized  and 
carried  them  to  Col.  Thompson,  who  received  Capt. 
Mowatt's  sword,  which  he  immediately  returned.  The 
news  of  all  this  soon  reached  the  town's  people  and 
caused  consternation.  The  camp  was  visited  by  promi- 
nent citizens  who  strongly  urged  the  release  of  the  pris- 
oners. Col.  Thompson  and  his  men  refused  to  do  so. 
they  contending  that  the  war  had  already  begun  and 
that  Providence  had  put  the  captives  into  their  hands. 
As  night  was  approaching  it  was  decided  to  take  the 
prisoners  to  Marston's  Tavern,  which  was  done  under 
the  escort  of  Col.  Thompson's  men  and  the  Falmouth 
Neck  Co.  The  tavern  stood  in  what  is  now  Monument 
Square,  where  the  Am.  Express  office  now  is,  but  back 
from  the  street.  The  two  companies  wei'e  drawn  up  be- 
fore the  door,  where  they  remained.  The  excitement  was 
at  it  height.    Lt.  Hogg,  the  sailing  master  of  the  Canceau, 


threatened  to  burn  the  town  if  Capt.  Mowatt  was  not 
released  within  two  hours.  It  is  said  that  Col.  Thomp- 
son, having  a  slight  impediment  in  his  speech,  replied, 
'F — f — fii"e  away.  For  every  gun  you  fire  I  will  cut  off  a 
joint  of  Mowatt.'  Gen.  Jedediah  Preble  said  that  two 
guns  were  fired  without  shot  and  that  they  frightened 
the  women  and  children  to  such  a  degree  that  some 
crawled  under  the  wharves,  some  ran  down  cellar  and 
some  out  of  town.  Such  a  shrieking  scene  was  never 
presented  to  view  here. 

"Evidently  by  a  previous  understanding  or  by  the 
nlarm.  Col.  Edmund  Phinney's  regiment  assembled  in 
town  and  there  was  so  much  talk  of  rescuing  the  pris- 
oners that  two  or  three  companies  were  put  under  arms 
to  prevent  its  being  accomplished.  The  fact  was  the 
people  of  Falmouth  Neck,  at  that  time,  were  not  ready 
for  the  rebellion  against  the  British  government.  The 
timid  property  owners  and  the  Tory  element  were  the 
prominent  people  of  the  town  and  not  until  they  felt  the 
iron  hand  of  British  tyranny  the  next  Oct.,  when  their 
town  was  burned  by  Capt.  Mowatt,  did  the  people  of  all 
classes  have  a  common  cause.  Then  there  was  no  hesi- 
tancy, and  old  Falmouth  made  a  proud  record  of  her 
people  to  the  end  of  the  war. 

"Col.  Thompson,  of  course,  was  considered  the  cause 
of  the  tumult  and  many  of  the  leading  citizens  appealed 
to  him  to  release  Mowatt,  and  every  argument  was  used 
to  effect  it.  The  most  convincing  one,  no  doubt,  was 
that  there  was  a  great  scarcity  of  corn  in  town  and,  if 
the  harbor  was  closed  at  that  time,  there  must  be  great 
suffering.  Capt.  Mowatt  was  in  favor  with  the  leading 
town's  people  and  they  of  course  thought  a  gentleman 
had  been  outraged.  About  9  o'clock  that  night  the  pris- 
oners were  relea.sed  on  parole  to  return  the  next  morn- 
ing. Gen.  Preble  and  Col.  Enoch  Freeman  pledging 
themselves  for  them.  Capt.  Mowatt  did  not  return  the 
next  morning  at  nine  as  promised,  and  the  sponsors  were 
confined.  The  reason  Mowatt  gave  for  not  fulfilling 
his  agreement  was  the  fear  of  his  own  life.  Col. 
Thompson  and  his  men  were  much  disappointed  by  this 
turn  of  affairs  and  called  upon  Gen.  Preble  and  Col. 
Freeman  for  refreshment  for  the  soldiers,  which  they 
provided  at  the  cost  of  about  fourteen  pounds.  Where- 
upon they  were  released,  the  next  day  but  one.     Thomp- 


son  called  upon  them  to  pay  for  the  time  and  expense 
of  the  men,  amounting  to  158  pounds  and  IS  shillings, 
which  they  refused  to  do.  All  this  enraged  Col.  Thomp- 
son and  his  associates,  who  seized  all  the  goods  they 
could  find  belonging  to  Capt.  Coulson  and  Sheriff  Tyng, 
and  levied  on  Capt.  Jeremiah  Pote,  all  notorious  Tories. 
Enoch  Illsley  contributed  refreshments  but  we  find  no 
.  complaint  from  him.  The  soldiers  carried  off  one  of 
Coulson's  boats  and  another  belonging  to  Capt.  Mowatt 
from  under  his  guns  and  hauled  them  nearly  over  to 
Back  Cove. 

"They  neither  returned  anything  nor  gave  up  Calvin 
Lombard  of  Gorham,  who  fired  a  brace  of  balls  at  Mow- 
att's  vessel,  although  demanded  by  that  officer.  All  this 
has  come  down  to  us  as  'Thompson's  War,'  and  properly 
so.  Gen.  Preble  said  then,  'Mowatt  never  will  fire  upon 
the  town  in  any  case  whatever.' 

"After  the  release  of  Mowatt  the  officers  who  had  re- 
solved themselves  into  a  board  of  war  voted  that  Mow- 
att's  vessel  ought  to  be  destroyed,  and  a  committee  was 
appointed  to  consider  in  what  manner  it  should  be  done. 
By  the  most  strenuous  efforts  of  the  people  of  Falmouth 
Neck  they  were  prevented  from  carrying  out  their  pur- 
pose. After  the  burning  of  the  town  the  next  Oct.  the 
people  were  no  doubt  aware  of  their  mistake.  If  they 
had  destroyed  the  vessels  in  May  the  town  would  have 
been  saved.  The  history  of  Brunswick  well  says,  'A 
year  later  the  plan  would  have  been  a  success.' 

"The  goods  which  were  'sacked'  in  Falmouth  were 
accounted  for  formally  to  the  General  Court,  Oct.  21, 
1776,  and  instruction  asked  for  the  disposition  of  the 
same.  It  was  not  a  case  of  plunder.  None  suffered  but 
the  Tories.  There  were  about  GOO  soldiers  in  the  town 
at  the  time,  and  most  of  them  had  gone  before  the  night 
of  the  third  day,  having  feelings  of  great  indignation 
against  the  inhabitants  of  Falmouth  Neck.  They  said 
the  town  ought  to  be  laid  in  ashes  and  spoke  sneeringly 
of  the  'Falmouth  genti-y.'  If  the  capture  could  have  been 
carried  out,  Casco  Bay  would  have  been  the  scene  of 
one  of  the  most  brilliant  events  of  the  Revolutionary 
War.  Soon  after  the  soldiers  left  the  town  Mowatt 
weigned  anchor,  and  with  Coulson  went  to  Portsmouth, 
N.  H.  I?ut  he  did  not  forget  to  return  and  burn  Fal- 
mouth.    Col.  Thompson  and  his  men  were  greatly  dis- 


appointed,  but  they  bravely  turned  their  energies  to 
other  noble  work  for  the  country  which  they  loved  so 

It  has  been  well  said  of  Bridgdier  Samuel  Thompson: 
"He  was  a  leader  among  men  throughout  his  life,  and 
one  of  great  integrity.  He  possessed  no  mean  power  of 
debate  and  could  express  himself  tersely  and  vigorously. 
His  manner  was  outspoken  and  vehement  but  he  was  a 
grand  leader,  and  running  over  with  zeal  and  patriotism. 
After  the  Revolutionary  War  he  filled  many  minor  offices 
and  served  on  committees  of  importance  and  was  ever  a 
faithful  public  servant  whose  integrity  was  never  ques- 
tioned in  any  history  of  his  time." 

Brig. -Gen.  Samuel  Thompson  married  Abial  Purin- 
ton,  b.  Truro,  Mass.,  May  23,  1738;  baptized  Truro, 
Mass.,  July  23,  1738;  the  marriage  intention  was  dated 
Georgetown,  Me.,  Dece.  1,  1757;  daughter  of  Dea. 
Humphrey  Purinton-  and  Thankful  Harding.  She  is  said 
to  have  been  a  very  handsome  woman. 
The  children  of  Brig.-Gen.  Samuel  Thompson: 

(5)   iieliance  Thompson,  b.  March  31,  1758;  m.  ^say  family), 
June  12,  1779,  John  Mallet  as  his  second  wife. 
(G)    Samuel  Thompson  Mallet,  lived  Lisbon,  Me. 
(5)   Rachel  Thompson,  b.  Feb.  19.  17C1;  d.  young. 
(5)   Rachel   Thompson,   b.    July   9,    17G3,   alive   in   1843;    m., 

March  10,  1783,  John  Wilson. 
(5)   James  Thompson,  b.  June  15,  17G5;  m..  Dec.  3.  1790,  Mary 
(6)   Dorcas  Thompson,  b.  Sunday,  Sept.  4.  1791. 
(G)   Rebecca  Thompson,   b.   Feb.    12,   1793;    m.   Charles   E. 

(6)    Samuel  Thompson,  b.  Oct.  9,  1794. 
<G)   Mary  Thompson,  b.  Sept.  13,  179G;    m..  May  15,  1814, 

William  Mustard. 
(G)   Ezekiel  Thomp-son.  b.  Sept.  30,  1798. 
(G)   James  Thompson,  b.  Sunday,  March  22,  1801. 
(6)   Ruth  Thompson,  b.  April  19,  1803;    unm. 
(5)   Humphrey  Thompson,  b.  Dec.  11,  17G7;  d.,  Topsham,  Me., 
May  29,  1804;   m.  Mary,  probably  Mary  Strout,  who  d. 
Sept.  25,  1835  (6G  y.) ;  marriage  intention,  Oct.  10,  1798. 
(6)   Harry  Thompson. 

(7)   C.  H.  Thompson,  b.  Dec.  5,  1841;   m.  Mary  C.  Colby, 
b.  Jan.  5,  1841;  d.  June  5,  18SG. 
(8)   Luella  May  Thompson,  b.  Jan.  1.  1867;    d.   March 
18,  1897. 


(8)   Charles  Edgecomb  Thompson,  b.  April  18,  1869. 

(8)   John  Albert  Thompson,  b.  Feb.  23,  1872. 

(8)   Annie  Maud  Thompson,  b.  Sept.  4,  1874. 
(7)    Sarah  Jane  Thompson  Lessure,  b.  June,  1835;  d.  Dec. 
2.5,  1892. 
(5)   Aaron  Thompson,  b.  Oct.  18,  17G9;  d.  Oct.  25,  1769. 
(5)   Aaron  Thompson,  b.  Nov.  16,  1770;    marriage  intention, 

1828,  to  Mary  Gushing  of  Cape  Elizabeth. 
(5)   Thomas  Cheney  Thompson,  b.  July  14,  1774;    d. ; 

(5)    Samuel  Thompson,  Jr.,  b.  Oct.,  1780;    d.  March  2,  1858. 

Drowned.     A  schoolmaster. 
(5)   Thankful   Thompson,    m.,    1803,   William   Wise    of    Saca- 

rappa.  Me. 
(5)   Elizabeth   Thompson.     Nathan    Goold    of   Portland,    Me., 

says  the  m.  John  Mallet. 
(5)   According  to  Miss  Sarah  A.  Thompson  of  Topsham,  Me., 

daughter,  who  tl.  in  July,  aged  about  18  years. 

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(4)    James  Thompson,  b.  Feb.  22,  1737;  d.  June  14,  1757. 

:(:  ^  :{:  ^  ^ 

(4)   Reliance  Thompson,  b.   June  27,  1738;    d.  about  1810;    m. 
(first),  Nov.,  1756,  James  Edgecombe,  who  d.  Jan.  25,  af- 
ter they  had  lived  together  about  twenty  years.     They  re- 
sided   in   Saco,   Me.     There   were    12    children.     M.    (sec- 
ond), June  6,  Capt.  Joseph  Woodman  and  they  lived  to- 
gether   13    years.     M.    (third),    Lieut.    Benjamin    Brown, 
with  whom  she  lived  eight  years. 
Children  of  first  husband: 
(5)   James  Edgecombe. 
(5)   Thomas  Edgecombe. 
(5)   Reliance  Edgecombe. 
(5)    Sarah  Edgecombe. 
(5)   Lrydia  Edgecombe. 
(5)   John  Edgecombe. 

(5)  Aaron  Edgecombe,  b.  Saco,  Me.,  May  9,  1767;  d.  about 
1809;  m.  Elizabeth  Hewey,  b.  Brunswick,  Me.,  Oct.  2, 
1768;  d.  1849.  They  lived  in  Topsham,  Me.,  on  the  di- 
rect road  to  Bowdoin  and  Litchfield,  Me.,  the  third 
house  from  the  Bowdoin  line.  Their  son,  Arthur  Edge- 
combe, lived  and  died  in  this  same  house.  The  grand- 
son, Charles  P.  Edgecombe,  now  occupies  the  place 
and  sent  these  records. 
(6)   Mary   Elizabeth   Edgecombe,  b.  Topsham,   Me.,    March 



12,  1792;  d.  Aug.  30,  1847;  m.,  1810,  Isaac  Cotton  Pen- 
nell,  b.   Topsham,  Me.,  March   27,  1784;    d.   June  14, 
1861.     Butcher.     Moved     to    Machias,    Me.     He    was 
the  son  of  Stephen  Pennell  and  Mary  Cotton;  grand- 
son of  Thomas  Pennell  and  Mary  Riggs. 
(7)    Stephen  Pennell,  b.   Nov.   12,  1811.     Lumberman   at 
Machias,  Me. 
(8)   Nine  children. 
(7)   Aaron  Edgecombe  Pennell,  b.  Feb.  4,  1813;  d.  Feb.  21, 
1847.     Lived  Machias,  Me.     Carpenter. 
(8)    Six  children. 
(7)   William  Eaton  Pennell.  b.  Dec.  7,  1814;   d.  June  10, 
1868.     Lumberman  at  Machias,  Me. 
(8)   Ten  children. 
(7)   Charles  Jameson  Pennell. 

(7)   Mary  Elizabeth  Pennell,  b.  Sept.  13,  1823;  d.  Dec.  29, 
(8)    Five  children. 
(7)   Charles  Jameson  Pennell,  b.   Sept.  7,  1826.     Painter 
at  Machias,  Me. 
(8)   Twelve  children. 
(7)    Sarah    Brown    Pennell,    b.    Jan.    8,    1829;     d.    June 
22,  1863. 
(8)   Child;    d.    young. 
(7)   Emeline  Hall  Pennell.  b.  Feb.  22,  1838. 
(8)    Two  children. 
(6)   Reliance  Edgecombe,  b.  Topsham,  Me.,  Feb.  10,  1794; 
m.  John  Hewey  of  Lisbon  Falls,  Me. 
(7)   Arthur  Edgecombe  Hewey,  b.  May  3,  1826;    d..  Au- 
burn, Me.,  Jan.  1,  1899. 
(8)   John  Hewey,  lived  Lp-"iston,  Me.     Machinist.     M., 
Nov.    28,    1876,    Laura   A.    M.    Buker,    b.    Jan.    9, 
xo52,   daughter    of   Isaac   W.    Buker   and    grand- 
daughter of  James  Buker  and  Jane  White. 
(9)   Lizzie   P.    Hewey,   b.    Nov.   28,    1877;    d.   Jan.   8, 

(9)   Arthur  B.  Hewey,  b.  Jan.  9,  1887.     Machinist  in 

Lewiston,  Me. 
(9)    Florence    Hewey,    b.    Feb.    5,    1889.     Resides    in 
Lewiston,  Me. 
(8)   Joanna  Hewey,  b.  May  9,  1828;  d.  Nov.  3,  1850. 
(6)   Hewey  Edgecombe,  b.  Sept.  23,  1796;  d.  March  2,  1846. 
Lived  at  Machias,  Me. 
(7)   Eliza  Hewey  Edgecombe;   went  West  after  her  par- 
ents died. 


(G)   Aaron  Edgecombe,  b.  April  9,  1799;   d.  April  15,  1855; 
m.  and  lived  in  Norway,  Me.,  and  some  of  his   de- 
scendants are  there  now. 
(G)   Arthur  Edgecombe,  b.  Oct.  16,  1804;   d.  Feb.,  1S80;   m. 
(first),  1834,  Julia  Ann  Graves,  b.  Topsham,  Me.,  and 
d.  Topsham,  Me.,  Oct.  10,  1841. 
(7)   Gilbert  Longfellow  Edgecombe,  b.  March  25,  1837;  d. 
July   27.    1865.     Died    from    exposure    in   the  Civil 
War;    m.    Sarah   Ann    Mosely,   b.    Brunswick,   Me., 
April  10,  1817;  d.  Oct.  3,  1883. 
(7)   Pembrooke   Somerset  Edgecombe,  b.  Topsham,  Me.; 

d.  Machias,  Me.,  Oct.  19,  1867.     Single. 
(7)   Charles  Pennell  Edgecombe,  b.  Topsham,  Me.,  March 
8,   1848;    farmer;    m.,   Feb.    28,   1877,   Lizzie   Sarah 
Booker,  b.  Bowdoiu.  Me.,  Jan.  28,  1839,  daughter  of 
Joseph  Warren  Booker  and  Zelora  Coombs. 
(S)   Betsy  Coombs  Edgecombe,  b.  Topsham,  Me.,   Feb. 
24,     1878.     Graduate    nurse    of    Maine     General 
Training  School  of  Portland,  Me. 
(8)   Arthur  Caroll  Edgecombe,  b.  Nov.  5,  1879. 
(8)   Harold  Charles  Edgecombe,  b.  Nov.  29,  1881. 
(8)  Lillian  Edgecombe,  b.  Nov.  12,  1883. 
(8)    Pembrooke  Edgecombe,  b.  Nov.  3,  1885. 
(8)   Gilbet  Edgecombe,  b.  May  22,  1887. 
(8)   Velzora  Booker  Edgecombe,  b.  Dec.  14,  1889. 
(8)   John  Coombs  Edgecombe,  b.  Dec.  25,  1892. 
(h)    Sarah  Card  Edgecombe,  b.  April  30,  189G. 
(5)   Pemberton  Edgecombe.     Lived  Bath,  Me. 

(6)    Samuel  Edgecombe. 
(5)   Ezekiel  Edgecombe. 
(5)   Daniel  Edgecombe. 
(5)    Samuel  Thompson  Edgecombe. 
Child  of  second  husband: 
(5)    Sarah  Woodman. 

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(4)   Adrian  Thompson,  b.  March  9,  1740;  d.  June  16,  1740. 

(4)  Rachel  Thompson,  b.  Jan.  3,  1741;  d.  Dec.  27  (Feb.  28), 
17G2;  m.  Dec.  11,  1759,  James  Curtis  of  Falmouth  or  New 
Meadows,  Me.;  b.  May,  1735;  d.  Webster,  Me.,  April  6, 
1824.  (89  y.)  He  was  in  the  war  of  1756  and  was  in 
Fort  William  Henry  when  it  capitulated  to  the  French. 
He  was  a  captain  in  active  service  in  the  Revolutionary 


War.     He  was  a  decon  of  the  church  of  Brunswick,  Me., 
of  which  Rev.  Jesse  Appleton  was  pastor.     After  living 
more  than  fifty  years  iu  Brunswick,  he  went  to  the  home 
of  his  daughter,  Mrs.  Hannah  Davis,  in  Roxbury,  Mass., 
where  he  died.     He  m.   (second),  Polly  Bo.sworth.. 
(5)   Hannah  Curtis,  b.   Sept.   14,  17G0;    d.  Dec.   29,  1843;    m. 
Jesse  Davis  of  Roxbury,  Mass.,  and  settled  in  Lisbon, 
Me.;   had  considerable  property  invested  in  lands  and 
(G)   Rachel  Davis,  m.  Benjamin  Bryant,  Esq.,  of  Lisbon,  Me. 
(7)   Pauline  Bryant. 

(7)   James  Bryant;  a  trader  at  Webster,  Me. 
(7)   Ann  Smith  Bryant;    m.  Daniel  Weymouth. 
(8)   Daniel  Weymouth;   d.  young. 
(8)   John  Weymouth;   resides  Tacoma,  Wash. 
(7)   Benjamin  Dole  Bryant;  lawyer. 
(7)   Mary  Dole  Bryant;  d.  young. 
(7)   Walter  Bryant,  probably  d.  at  sea. 
(7)   John   Curtis   Bryant,   d.    at   Webster,    Me..   June   18, 

(7)   Christopher  Columbus  Bryant. 
(7)   Hannah  Curtis  Bryant. 
(7)   Eliphalet  Bryant. 
(7)    Elizabeth  Smith  Bryant. 
(7)    Daniel  Curtis  Bryant. 
(6)   William  Davis,  b.  Feb.  29,  1762;  d.  at  sea. 

(4)    KuMi  Thompson,  b.  May  27.  1743;  d.  Dec.  21,  1803;  m.  Dan- 
iel Curtis ;  no  children. 

(4)  Aaron  Thompson,  b.  :May  29.  1745:  d.  about  1763.  "He 
Sailed  from  Ireland  and  was  never  heard  from.  He  wrote 
a  letter  from  Philadelphia,  which  is  still  preserved." 

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(4)    Isairth  Thompson,  b.  April  17,  1747;  d.  young. 

(4)   .Tames  Thompson,  b.  May  22.  1750;  d.  .June  7,  1751. 
Children  of  the  second  marriage  of  Capt.  James  Thompson  with 
Mrs.  Lydia    (Brown)    Harris. 

(4)  Benjamin  Thompson,  b.  Oct.  2G.  1753;  d.  Oct.  9.  1793;  m. 
Rhoda   Ham. 


(5)   "One  son  and  four  daughters." 
(4)   Jemima  Thompson,  b.  Oct.  18,  1755;    m.    (first),  John 
Ham,  b.  Sept.  1,  1744,  and  settled  in  Bath,  Me.     He 
was  the  son   of  Tobias   Ham  and  Annie  Smith;    m. 
(second),    Thomas   Smith.     No   children. 
Children  of  first  husband: 

(5)   Five  or  six  sons  and  four  or  five  daughters. 

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(4)  Ezekiel  Thompson,  b.  New  Meadows,  Me.,  Sept.  16, 
1757 ;  d.  March  25,  1832.  "Ezekiel  Thompson,  Esq., 
deceased  Mch  21,  1832  at  ten  minutes  past  2  o'clock 
in  the  morning.  He  had  his  senses  to  the  last  and 
dropped  off  ensy."  He  was  collector  of  the  internal 
revenue  and  postmaster  at  Lisbon,  Me.  He  also  set- 
tled many  estates.  He  was  a  very  prominent  and 
useful  man.  In  the  day  book  which  was  kept  by 
him  were  found  many  things  of  historical  interest 
relating  to  the  Thompson  and  Purinton  families. 
This  is  in  the  possession  of  Miss  Sarali  A.  Thomp- 
son of  Topsham,  Me.,  to  whom  and  her  cousin.  Miss 
Hattie  A.  Purinton,  are  due  many  thanks  for  their 
long  and  careful  searching  of  old  records  and  for 
the  copies  which  they  made  of  these. 

In  the  day  book  mentioned  above   Mr.   Thompson 
gives  the  following  sketch:    "Ezekiel  Thompson  was 
born  in  that  part  of  Brunswick  wliich  is  called  New 
Meadows,    in    the    County   of    Cumberland,    State    of 
Maine,  on  the  IGth  day  of  Sept.,  A.  D.  1757,  and  was 
the  son  of  Capt.  James  Thompson  who  was  born  in 
Kittery,  in  the  County  of  York,  in  sd.  State,  on  the 
22nd  day  of  Feb.,  1707,  who  having  had  three  wives 
in    the   thirty-two   years ;    by    the   first   two    he   was 
blessed    with    nine    sons    and    nine    daughters    and 
he  deceased   in  Topsham  on  the  22nd  day  of  Sept., 
1791.     The    said    James    Thompson    was    the   son    of 
James  Thompson   who   was   born    in    the   County   of 
York    (in    the    town    of    old    York).     Lydia    Thomp- 
son, wife  of  said  Capt.  James  Tliompson,  and  mother 
of   said    Ezekiel,   was   born    in    old    Ipswich,    in    tlie 
County   of   Essex,   and   was   the   daughter  of  Benja- 
min Brown  of  tlie  said  Ipswich.    Said  Ezekiel  Thomp- 
son   was    married    by    Rev.    Samuel    Eaton,    15th    of 
Feb.,  1781.,  to  Priscilla  Purinton,   who  was  born   in 
the   said    New    Meadows   on    the   29th    day   of   Octo- 


ber,  1759,  and  was  the  daughter  of  Col.  Nathaniel 
Puriiiton  who  was  born  in  Cumberland,  and  deceased 
in  Topsham  in  1788.  Said  Nathaniel  Purinton  was 
the  son  of  Deacon  Humphrey  Purington  who  lived 
in  Georgetown,  now  Bath,  near  the  turnpike  and 
New  Meadows  River,  and  was  born  Truro,  Cape  Cod, 
and  was  deceased  (drowned)  at  Gorham,  Mass.  Pris- 
cilla  Purinton,  wife  of  said  Nathaniel,  and  mother  of 
said  Priscilla,  was  born  in  Cape  Elizabeth  in  the 
County  of  Cumberland,  in  said  State  and  deceased  at 
Harpswell.  She  was  the  daughter  of  Mr.  Thomas 
Woodbury  and  Priscilla  his  wife  of  Cape  Elizabeth 
and  formerly  from  Beverly,  Mass." 

The  following  is  also  taken  from  the  day  book: 
"1827,  Sept.  16.  Sunday.  This  day  I  am  seventy 
years  of  age.  I  lived  of  my  time  about  24  years  at 
New  Meadows,  Brunwick,  Cumberland  Co.— about  16 
years  in  Topsham,  in  County  of  Lincoln — 23  years  in 
the  village  of  Little  River  and  about  7  years  where 
I  now  live,  about  three  quarters  of  a  mile  northerly 
of  said  Little  River  Village.  Hezekiah  B.  Thomp- 
son and  Joanna  now  lives  with  me.  Charles  and 
John  Holman  now  live  in  Topsham.  Lydia  Herrick 
at  Lewiston.  Reliance  Tebbetts  at  Little  River. 
Priscilla  at  Lisbon,  near  the  Factory.  My  wife  is 
about  C8  years  of  age.  We  have  lived  together  about 
45  years." 

Much  help  was  found  in  an  old  Bible  published  in 
1780,  found  among  the  papers  of  Ezekiel  Thompson. 
Miss  Sarah  A.  Thompson  found  an  old  paper  from 
this,  carefully  wrapped  up  and  marked,  "Children's 
ages."  The  birth  of  the  first  child  of  Ezekiel 
Thompson  was  found  in  another  record.  Charles 
Sproull  Thompson  of  Milwaukee,  Wis.,  has  his  old 
family  Bibles.  Ezekiel  Thompson  m.,  Jan.  4,  1781, 
Priscilla  Purinton,  b.  Oct.  27,  1759;  d.  at  about  ten 
o'clock  in  the  morning,  Sept.  7,  1835;  daughter  of 
Col.  Nathaniel  Purinton  and  Priscilla  Woodbury. 
(5)   Abnar   Purinton  Thompson,   b.    to   them   on  the  6th 

day  of  Oct.,  1781,  at  New  Meadows.     On  the  3d  day 

of  May,  1782,  Abner,  deceased  at  Topsham. 
(5)    Lydia  Thompson,   b.  Topsham,  Me.,  March  15,  1783, 

on  Saturday  at  10  o'clock  a.  m.;  d.  March  13,  1830. 

Ezekiel   Thompson  says:    "Lydia  Herrick,  wife  of 




Capt.   Oliver   Herrifk,   of  Lewiston,    departed    this 
life  on  the  15th  day  of  March,  in  the  year  of  our 
Lord,  1830,  of  a  short  illness  of  about  5  or  6  days. 
She  died  with  her  senses  and  without  a  groan  or 
struggle,  aged  47  years  and  18  hours.     She  died  on 
her    birthday,    lacking   four    hours."     M.,    Dec.    24, 
1809,    Capt.    Oliver    Herrick    of    Lewiston,    Me.,    b. 
July  21,  1782;   d.  June  4,  1852.     He  was  captain  in 
the  U.   S.  army  in   the   1812  war.     Miss  Sarah  A. 
Thompson  has   a   letter  written  by  him   when   he 
was  a  prisoner  in  Halifax  Harbor.     He  was  repre- 
sentative and  senator  to  the  Legislature,  etc.;    the 
son  of  John  Herrick  of  Lewiston,  Me.,  b.  July  9, 
1752;  d.  May  9,  1834,  and  who  was  for  many  years  a 
representative  in  the  Maine  Legislature.   His  father 
m.,  March  14,  1780,  Lydia  Griffin  of  Falmouth,  Me. 
The  grandfather  of  Capt.  Oliver  Herrick  was  Maj. 
Israel   Herrick   of   the   line  of   Joseph   Herrick   of 
Salem,    Mass.     (Capt.    Oliver   Herrick   m.    [third]. 
May  22,  1831,  widow  May  Davis  of  Poland,  Me.,  who 
d.  Dec.  23,  1861.     No  children.) 
Lydia  Herrick  Thompson  and  Capt.  Oliver  Herrick  had  eight 
children,  but  only  the  following  records  are  given  in  the  Her- 
rick genealogy: 

(6)   Ezekiel    Thompson    Herrick,    b.   Jan.    13,    1811;    d. 

Feb.  5,  1861. 
(6)   Elvira  Herrick,  b.  May  4,  1813;  d.  Oct.  16,  1815. 
(6)   Hannah  Herrick,  b.  May  25,  1815;  d.  Jan.  20,  1851. 
(6)   John   Herrick,   b.   July   23,   1816;    d.   July   9,   1856; 
resided  at  Auburn,  Me.;   m.,  Oct.  21,  1840,  Maria 
Little,  b.  Feb.  11,  1821;   d.  Dec.  25.  1867,  daugh- 
ter of  Thomas  Little. 
(7)   There  were  nine  children,  but  only  these  records 
are  given:   Maria  Augusta  Herrick,  b.  Aug.  1, 
1841;    d.  Aug.  7,  1870;   m.,  Aug.  25,  1864,  John 
S.  Adams,  son  of  Rev.  Aaron  Adams  and  Har- 
(8)   Kate  Leland  Adams,  b.  Jan.  21,  1867. 
(8)   Nellie  Little  Adams,  b.  April  10,  1869;  d.  May 

10,  1889. 
(8)   Maria  Herrick  Adams,  b.  July  23,  1870;  d.  Aug. 
17,  1870. 
■7)   Lydia  Thompson  Herrick,  b.  Feb.   10,  1845;    m., 
Dec.  7,  1870,  Capt.  Lewis  Dwinal.  b.  April  19, 



1840.  In  the  Civil  War  he  was  captain  in  the 
Fifteenth  Maine  Vohinteer  Infantry,  from  Oct., 
1861,  to  July,  18G8.  Afterwards  resided  at 
Bangor,  Me.  Son  of  Amos  Dwinal  and  Sarah 
Sherburn  Small.  No  children. 
(7)   Eunice  Thompson  Herrick,  b.  March  21,  18.54;  d. 

March  23,  1855. 
(7)   John  Little  Herrick,  b.  Jan.  3,  1854;  d.  March  23, 
(6)   Oliver  Herrick,  b.  Sept.  15,  1821;  d.  Nov.  18,  1878; 
served    in    the    Civil    War,    Company    H,    Tenth 
Maine  Vols.;    d.  of  disease  contracted  while  he 
was  in  the  army;  m.,  Jan.  1,  1857,  Sarah  Piper; 
no  children. 
(5)   Reliance  Thompson,  b.  Topsham,  Me.,  May  23,  1785, 
on  Sunday  at  half  past  eleven  in  the  afternoon;   d. 
at  Topsham,  Me.,  Jan.  11,  1856;   m.  in  Lisbon,  Me., 
September,   1802,   Isaac   Tebbetts,  b.    Somersworth, 
N.  H.,  Jan.  1,  1773;    drowned  in  the  Androscoggin 
River  May   6,   1816.     "He  came  to  Maine  when   a 
young  man,  and  finally  met  with  business  at  Lis- 
bon Falls,  which  was  then  known  as  Little  River 
Village.     He  opened   a  store  such  as  was  kept  in 
country  villages  at  that  time.     He  also  became  an 
owner  in  mills,  etc.     It  was  supposed  that  he  went 
down    to   the   river   to  examine  a   water   privilege 
which  he  was  intending  to  purchase  and  that  he 
stepped  on  a  rock  which  stood  out  a  little  from  the 
shore  and   slipped   from   it   into   the  water,  which 
was  very  deep  there  and  which  had   a  swift  cur- 
rent, which  quickly  carried  him  down  stream.     He 
was  a  good  swimmer,  and  had  divested  himself  of 
his  clothing,  but  evidently  became  exhausted  and 
perished.     This  was  a  great  sorrow  for  his  home 
and  was  a  calamity  which  was  widely  felt  outside 
of  his  family.     Though  not  a  church  member,  he 
was  brought  up  in  one  of  the  finest  old  Congrega- 
tional families.     He  was  commonly  called  "  'Squire 
Tebbetts,'  though  it  is  not  known  that  he  held  any 
public  offices." 
(6)   Charles  Tebbetts,  b.  Oct.  8,  1803;  d.  April  16,  1806. 
(6)   Albert  Tebbetts,  b.  Dec.  12,  1805;   d.,  Dallas,  Ore., 
Oct.  27,  1863.     He  was  in  business  at  Dallas  sev- 
eral years;   unm. 


(6)   Harriet  Tebbetts,  b.  Oct.  30,  1807;    d.,  Brunswick, 

Me.,  July  4,  1884;    unm. 
(6)   Octavia  Tebbetts,  b.  Oct.  30,  1809;    d.,  Brunswick, 

Me.,  Oct.  15,  1884;  unm. 
(6)   Priscilla  Elizabeth   Tebbetts,  b.   Dec.   11,  1811;    d., 
Bangor,  Me.,   July   13,  1835;    m.  in  Lisbon,  Me., 
Jan.  1,  1833,  Luther  Dwinal,  a  merchant  of  Ban- 
gor, Me. 
^7)    Sarah  Octavia  Dwinal,  b.  Nov.  21,  1833;   d.  Feb. 
16,  1895;  m.  in  Topsham,  Me.,  Aug.  9,  1859,  by 
Rev.   A.   D.   Wheeler,   Charles  Carroll  Everett, 
D.  D.,  who  was  b.  in  Brunswick,  Me.,  June  19, 
1829;   d.  Oct.  IG,  1900.     He  graduated  at  Bow- 
doin  College  in  1850;    studied  at  Harvard  Di- 
vinity School  and  at  the  University  of  Berlin. 
He  was  librarian,  tutor  and  professor  of  mod- 
ern languages  at  Bowdoin  College  from  1853  to 
1857.     After   graduating  at   Harvard    Divinity 
School    in    1859,   he   settled    over   a  Unitarian 
Church  at  Bangor,  Me.,  occupying  this  position 
with   great    ability   and    endearing  himself   to 
everybody    by   his   sweet  character   and   white 
life  for  a  period  of  ten  years.     In  1SC9  he  be- 
came  professor   of    theology    at    Harvard    Col- 
lege, and  in  1878  became  dean  of  the  divinity 
school.  He  published  "The  Science  of  Thought" 
(Boston,    18G9);    "Religions   Before   Christian- 
ity."    (Boston,    1883);     "Fichte's    Science    of 
Knowledge"  (Chicago,  1884);  "Poetry,  Comedy 
and  Duty"   (Boston,  1888);   "Ethics  for  Young- 
People"   (Boston,  1891);   "The  Gospel  of  Paul" 
(1892).     His  philosophy  is  deeply  tinged  with 
that  of  Hegel,  but  without  sacrifice  of  his  indi- 
vidual quality,  and  is  much  enforced  and  illus- 
trated from  his  scientific  studies. 
(8)   Mildred  Everett,  b.  June  3,  18G0;   d.,  Florence, 
Italy,  March  2G,  1903    (42y.).     "The  last  of 
her  line  on  both  sides  of  the  house." 
(7)   Charles  Tebbetts  Dwinal.  b.  June  30,  1835;   d.  in 
(G)^  Charles  Carr  Tebbetts,  b.  Feb.  24,  1814;  d.,  Charles- 
ton,   S.    C,   May   22,   1834.     At   the   time   of   his 
death  he  was  on  his  return  from  St.  Augustine, 
Fla.,  where  he  went  for  his  health.     He  was  a 
young  man  of  great  promise. 


(6)  S:irah  Richardson  Tebbetts,  b.  Aug.  18,  1816;  m.  in 
Topsham,  Me.,  by  Rev.  A.  D.  Wheeler,  Aug.  22, 
1844,  Dr.  Hall  Chase  of  Waterville,  Me.,  who  d. 
July  20,  1851. 

(5)  Nathaniel  Thompson,  b.  Tuesday,  Jan.  30,  1787,  at 
about  seven  o'clock  in  the  evening. 

(5)  Charles  Thompson,  b.  Topsham,  Me.,  the  30th  of 
Nov.,  1789,  about  half  past  six  o'clock  Monday 
evening;  d.  Topsham,  Me.,  Oct.  4,  186G.  "He  was 
a  banker  and  merchant  and  president  of  the  An- 
droscoggin Bank  from  its  foundation  in  1834  until 
the  expiration  of  its  charter."  Miss  Sarah  A. 
Thompson,  his  daughter,  sends  the  following 
sketch:  "When  he  was  about  nine  years  of  age  his 
father  moved  to  Lisbon,  Me.,  where  he  remained 
until  he  was  twenty-one  years  of  age.  He  then 
returned  to  Topsham,  entering  the  store  of  Porter 
and  King  as  clerk.  The  following  letter  written  to 
his  father  by  Dr.  Benjamin  James  Porter  when 
Charles  Thompson  was  about  to  sever  his  partner- 
ship with  him  gives  a  good  picture  of  this  noble 
man  in  his  early  years.  It  is  needless  to  say  that 
he  always  lived  up  to  the  reputation  throughout 
his  long  and  eventful  life: 

"'Topsham,  Me.,  Nov.  6,  1811. 
'' 'Ezekiel  Thompson,  Esq.: 

"  'I  have  this  morning  been  advised  that  your 
son,  Charles  Thompson,  has  recently  been  appointed 
Deputy  Sheriff.  If  I  had  been  consulted  I  doubt  if 
I  should  have  advised  the  acceptance  of  that  office. 
You  may  perhaps  think  that  I  should  have  been 
influenced  by  selfish  motives,  in  the  case  of  the 
advice  which  I  should  have  given.  It  is  true  that 
I  feel  a  deep  regret  in  parting  with  him,  as  I  have 
for  some  time  felt  him  almost  essential  for  my 
domestic  trade.  But  I  have  other  reasons  which  I 
think  are  not  selfish.  Among  which  are  his  talents 
for  trade,  which,  in  my  opinion,  are  by  few 
equalled.  If  he  should  engage  in  mercantile  pur- 
suits by  himself,  or  with  a  partner,  a  few  years 
would  insure  him  a  fine  fortune.  His  integrity  is 
of  the  highest  stamp,  and  his  industry  and  appli- 
cation are  almost  without  parallel   in  so  young  a 


man.  Sir,  in  whatever  employment  Mr.  Thompson 
shall  find  himself  I  am  confident  that  he  will  suc- 
ceed to  your  expectations,  and  even  to  the  most 
sanguine  expectations  of  his  friends.  I  am  con- 
vinced that  if  he  accepts  this  appointment  I  shall 
sustain  a  great  loss.  My  esteem  for  him,  and  my 
desire  to  promote  his  interests,  will  induce  me  to 
acquiesce  in  any  system  which  you  and  Mr.  Thomp- 
son shall  deem  most  interesting,  reserving  to  my- 
self the  liberty  of  friendly  interference  whenever 
occasion  may  arise.  With  best  wishes  for  your 
family  prosperity  I  am,  dear  sir.  Respectfully  Your 
obedient  servant, 

"  'Bex.jamix  J.  Porter.' 

"His  early  earnings  were  invested  in  navigation 
with  such  success  that  he  made  it  the  chief  busi- 
ness of  his  life  in  connection  with  his  banking. 

"He  was  an  ardent  patriot  and  was  adjutant  of 
the  Third  Regiment,  First  Brigade,  and  Eleventh 
Division,  of  the  State  Militia  from  1812  to  1820. 
His  commission  was  signed  by  Elbridge  Gerry.  It 
is  in  the  possession  of  Mr.  Charles  Sproull  Thomp- 
son of  Milwaukee,  Wis.  He  was  considered  so 
worthy  of  confidence  in  1818  that  the  Circuit  Court 
of  Common  Pleas  placed  the  entire  charge  of  the 
court  house  of  Topsham,  Me.,  in  his  hands,  with 
authority  to  grant  the  use  of  it  to  any  purpose 
which  he  considered  proper.  He  never  sought  of- 
fice, though  capable  of  filling  with  honor  to  him- 
self and  advantage  to  the  public  any  office  which 
the  community  could  bestow.  He  accepted  no 
office  but  that  of  representative  to  the  Legislature 
for  a  short  period,  and  also  a  few  minor  offices 
which  he  did  not  feel  at  liberty  to  decline.  Public 
life  had  no  charm  for  him.  His  happiness  was 
found  in  his  home,  where  he  was  a  devoted  hus- 
band, a  kind  father,  and  such  a  lover  of  hospitality 
that  his  'latch  string  was  always  out.'  He  was  a 
good  neighbor  and  a  valued  friend.  He  was  deeply 
interested  in  the  cause  of  education,  not  only  for 
his  own  family,  but  he  was  a  liberal  contributor  to 
it  because  of  the  large  benefits  which  it  would 
bring  to  others.  He  was  one  of  the  chief  support- 
ers  of  the   Topsham  Academy.     Two   of  his    sons 


were  graduates  of  Bowdoin  College  with  the  high- 
est honors,  one  of  them  spending  two  years  in 
Europe  for  study  and  travel.  Death  claimed  the 
other  son  in  one  short  month  after  his  graduation. 
He  was  a  liberal  supporter  of  religion  and  a  de- 
cided Unitarian  in  his  views.  He  was  a  man  of 
the  strictest  moral  integrity,  one  whose  word  was 
always  to  be  relied  upon,  and  he  expected  and 
inspired  the  same  thing  in  others.  His  character 
was  without  a  stain.  He  was  shrewd,  penetrating 
and  calculating  in  liis  opinions  in  regard  to  men 
and  things,  and  these  always  deserved  and  received 
the  consideration  of  others.  His  advice  in  regard 
to  matters  of  business  was  often  sought  and  always 
deemed  valuable. 

"  'A  voice  at  midnight  came,  he  started  up  to  hear, 
A  mortal  arrow  pierced  his  frame;   he  fell,  but 

felt  no  fear; 
His  spirit  with  a  bound  burst  its  encumbering 

His  tent  at  sunrise,  on  the  ground,  a  darkened 

ruin  lay.'  " 

Charles  Thompson  m..  May  14,  1821,  Ann  Emery 

Purinton,  b.  Topsham,  Me.,  May  7,  1802;  d.  Jan.  1, 

1873,    the    daughter    of    Humphrey    Purinton    and 

Sarah  Emery,  one  of  the  noblest  of  women. 

(6)   Emery  P.  Thompson,  b.  Feb.  20,  1822;  d.  April  13, 

(6)   Charles  Woodbury  Thompson,  b.  Topsham,  Me.,  Jan. 
14,  1824;    d.  June  5,  1880;   resided  in  Topsham, 
Me.;  bookkeeper,  trader  and  ship  owner;  m.,  Oct. 
3,  1849,  Jane  Hunter  AVhitney,  b.  Topsham,  Me., 
March  IG,  1828;   d.  Aug.  8,  18G6,  daughter  of  Jo- 
seph Whitney  and  Nancy  Hunter. 
(7)   Annie  Eugenia  Thompson,  b.  Sept.  1,  1853;   m., 
Aug.  18,  1880,  Edwin  A.  Scribner,  b.  Topsham, 
Me.,  1856;  d.,  Bordentown,  N.  J.,  May  22,  1898, 
son    of   Charles    E.    Scribner    and    Sarah    Ann 
Hall.     He    graduated    at    Bowdoin    College    in 
(8)   Jessie  Harward  Scribner,  b.  Boonetown,  N.  Y., 

Dec.  30,   1882. 
(8)   Charles  E.  Scribner,  b.  July  6,  1884;   won  the 
gold  star  medal  at  Patersou  (N.  J.)  Military 


School     and     entered    Columbia    College    in 
(8)   George  R.  Scribner,  b.  Dec.  18,  1891. 
(7)   Jennie  Thompson,  b.   Aug.  5,  18G6;    buried  with 
her  mother,  Aug.  8,  1866. 
(6)    Sarah   A.    Thompson,    b.    April    5,    1826.     A   noble 

woman  of  great  intellectual  power. 
(6)   Eugene  Thompson,  b.  May  8,  1828;   d.  of  consump- 
tion,   Oct.    1,   18.50,   one   montli   after   graduating 
from    Bowdoin    College.     A    j,oung    man    of    fine 
(6)   Emery   Purinton   Thompson,   b.  Aug.   10,   1831;    d. 
Aug.  11,  1875;   graduated  from  Bowdoin  College 
in  1854.     He  travelled  and  studied  in  Europe  for 
•  two  years,   but   was   too  much  of  an   invalid   to 

tal^e  up  an  occupation.     Of  him  and  his  brother 
Eugene  it  was  truly  said,  "Two  more  promising 
young  men   never   graduated  from   the   halls    of 
Bowdoin  College." 
(6)   Humphrey  Purinton  Thomp.son,  b.   Topsham,  Me., 
June  13,  1838;    d.  Feb.  24,  1903;    graduated  from 
Phillips  Academy,  Andover,  Mass.;  lived  in  Top- 
sham,  New  York  City  and  Alma,  Col.;  merchant; 
m.,  Oct.  7,  1863,  Annie  Matilda  Stag  Sproull,  b. 
New  Yorlv  City  Aug.  21,  1844;    resides  827  West 
Macon  Street,  Decatur,   111.;   lias  resided  in  New 
Yorlv  City,  Topsham,  Me.,  and  Providence,  R.  I.; 
graduated  from  the  New  Brunswick  Female  In- 
stitute  April    14,    1861;    daughter   of  John   Jere- 
miah Sproull,  b.  New  York  City  Feb.  25,  1819;  d. 
May  31,  1890;  resided  in  New  York  City;  he  was 
the  general  eastern  agent  of  the  Illinois  Central 
Railroad  from  1854  till  his  death;  he  m.,  Oct.  16, 
1843,  Mary  Augusta  Earl,  b.  New  York  City  Feb. 
10,  1824;    d.  Nov.  4.  1899. 
(7)   Charles    Sproull    Thompson,    b.    New   York    City 
Oct.    29,    1864;     present    address.    Commercial 
agent    of    the    Illinois    Central    Railroad,    Mil- 
waukee, Wis.;   moved  there  from  Dallas,  Tex., 
in   May,   1906;    graduated  from  Phillips  Acad- 
emy, Andover,  Mass.,  in  1883;  A.  B.  from  Har- 
vard College  in  1887;   A.  M.  from  the  Univer- 
sity of  Chicago,  1891;   has  lived  in  New  York 
City,  Topsham,  Me.,  Chicago,  etc.;  m.,  April  20, 


1901,    Mrs.   Ruth    (Gage)    Frost,   b.   Arlington, 
Mass.,     Nov.     18,     1873;     educated    in    private 
scliools  in  Boston,  Mass.,  and  in  Dresden,  Ger- 
many;   daugliter    of   Charles    Otis    Gage    and 
Charlotte  Lapham  Reed. 
(8)   Priscilla  Abbott  Thompson,  b.  March  12,  1902. 
(8)   Barbara  Thompson,  b.  .July  31,  1904. 
(7)    Isabella   Dunning   Thompson,   b.   Nov.   29,   1866; 
resides  827   West  Macon  Street,  Decatur,   111.; 
graduated     from      Franklin     Family     School, 
Maine,    1880,    Brunswick    (Me.)    High    School, 
1883,  Wellesley  College  with  A.   B.,  1887,  and 
A.    M.    in    1905,    Columbia    College    Summer 
School,  1902;    now  teaching  ancient  languages 
in  James  Milliken  University,  Decatur,  111.;  m., 
Sept.  29,  1898,   Dr.   George   Stover  Machan,  b. 
Augusta,  111.,  .July  21,  1SG7;    d.  April  G,  1901; 
graduated     from     Bowdoin     College     in     1893, 
Maine  Medical  School,  1896;   son  of  Robert  M. 
Machan  and   Sarah  Wintrode. 
(8)   Helen  Whitman  Machan,  b.  Providence,  R.  I., 
Oct.   4,   1900. 
(7)    Dora  Mollor  Thompson,  b.  Feb.  G,  1SC9;    d.  Dec. 
8,  1893.     "She  was  an  invalid  and  received  in- 
struction at  home.     She  was  well   known  and 
beloved  by  all." 
(7)   Dr.  John  Budd  Thompson,  b.  Nov.  5,  1874;  grad- 
uated at  Brunswick   (Me.)    High  School,  1892, 
Bowdoin  College,  1896,  Maine  Medical  School, 
1899;  resides  63  Hammond  Street,  Bangor,  Me. 
(7)  'Le  Grand  Mitchell  Thompson,  b.  Topsham,  Me., 
March    18,    187G;    resides    310    Boston    Street. 
Lynn,  Mass.;  attended  Franklin  Family  School; 
in  Brunswick   (Me.)    High  School,  but  did  not 
graduate;   employed  by  an  electrical  company; 
m.,    Nov.    18,    1879,     Sarah     Alice     Wilson,    b. 
Charlestown,   Mass.,   May  13,   1871;    graduated 
from  Charles  G.  Pope  School,  Somerville,  Mass., 
June  26,  1893;   daughter  of  Thomas  J.  J.  Wil- 
son and  Ellen  Augusta  Thomas. 
(8)   Edith  Fairfax  Thompson,  b.  June  28,  1901;  d. 

April  26,  1902. 
(8)   Ralph  Burton  Thompson,  b.  Oct.  18,  1902. 
(8)   George  Raynard  Thompson,  b.  June  10,  1904. 
(6)   Henry  Hersey  Thompson,  b.  June  30,  1841;  resided 


in   New  York  City,  now  with   sister,   Sarah   A.; 
(5)   Priscilla  Thompson,   b.  Topsham,  Me.,  Aug.  6,  1792, 
Thursday   morning  at   sunrise;    d.   Topsham,    Me., 
Nov.  7,  1864,  at  nine  o'clock:  m.,  Nov.  2G,  1815,  Paul 
C.   Tebbetts  of  Lisbon,  Me.,  b.   March  4,   1871;    d. 
Sept.  9,  18G1;   he  came  from  Somersworth,  N.  H., 
and  was  connected  witli  tlie  old  Tebbetts  family  of 
Dover,  N.  H. 
(6)   Susan   T.   Tebbetts,   b.    Sept.   IG,   1816;    d.   Oct.   25, 
1S92:   m.,  Oct.  3,  1837,  Francis  T.  Purinton.   (See 
Purinton  genealogy.) 
(6)   Priscilla  T.  Tebebtts,  b.  Jan.  5,  1818;    d.  April  29, 

1864;   m.  Philip  Briggs. 
(6)   Joanna  H.  Tebbetts,  b.  March  19,  1820;  d.  Aug.  16, 

(6)   John  Green  Tebbetts,  b.  July  12,  1823;   d.  May  26, 
1892;   m.,  July  13,  1846,  Clara  Burnham,  who  d. 
Dec.   13,  1898. 
(6)   Gilbert  Carr  Tebbetts,  b.  Aug.  11,  1827;  d.  July  20, 
(5)   John    Holman    Thompson,    b.    Friday,    at    sunset,    in 
Topsham,  Me.,  June  5,  1795;    d.  Aug.   25,  ISGO,  at 
ten  and  one  half  o'clock;    registrar  of  deeds,  post- 
master   and   trader   for   many   years   at   Topsham, 
Me.;   m.  (first),  Rebecca  Snow,  b.  Aug.  25,  1798;   d. 
twenty-two  minutes  to  eight  o'clock,  May  3.  1843; 
daughter  of  Samuel  Snow  jiud  Mary  Purinton. 
(6)   Albert    T.    Thompson,    b.    Topsham,    Me.,    Oct.    24, 
1824;    d.    Bangor,   Me.,   June   19,   1895;    resided    in 
Topsham,  Bath  and  Bangor,  Me.;    for  many  years 
he  was  assistant  treasurer  of  the  B.  &  R.  R.  R.; 
then  was  treasurer  of  the  E.  &  N.   E.  R.  R.;    m. 
(first),  Mrs.  John  Byron  of  Bath,  Me.,  b.  Jan.  25, 
1824;  d.  Yarmouthville,  Me.,  Jan.  30,  1898;  no  chil- 
dren;   m.    (second),    Harriet    Snow,   b.    March    29, 
1800;    d.  Oct.  24,  1873;    daughter  of  Samuel  Snow 
and  Mary  Purinton;  no  children. 
(5)   Hezekiah    Bryant  Thompson,   b.    Saturday,   Jan.    30, 
1798,  at  Little  River  Plantation,  near  Little  River 
Fails  on  the  Androscoggin,  about  seven  miles  from 
Brunswick  Falls;    d.   Presque   Isle,   parish   of  Lin- 
wood,  County  of  Carleton,  N.  B.,  June  7,  1858;    he 
d.  in  the  presence  of  the  postmaster,  Thomas  John- 


ston;  unm.;  he  assisted  his  father  as  a  collector  of 
the  internal  revenue;  taught  school;  buried  on  the 
Johnston  farm,  Presque  Isle,  N.  B. 
(5)  Joanna  Bryant  Thompson,  b.  plantation  of  Little 
River,  Me.,  Tuesday,  May  3,  1803,  In  the  afternoon; 
d.  at  Topsham  at  S.40  a.  m.,  March  25,  1885  (Sly., 
10m.,  12d.) ;   unm. 

Hf  Hi  *  ^  * 

(4)    Sarah' Thompson,  b.  Sept.  16,  17G0;   m.  in  Brunswick, 
Me.,  March  4,   1782,  Theophilus  Hinkley. 
(5)   Four  sons  and  four  daughters. 

(4)  Rachel,  twin  with  Ruth,  Thompson,  b.  Dec.  29,  1763; 
d.  Jan.  14,  1794. 


(4)  Ruth  Thompson,  b.  Dec.  29,  1763;  d.  Feb.  17,  1839;  m. 
(first).  May  23,  1783,  Robert  Thompson,  b.  New 
Meadows,  Me.,  Sept.  11,  1757;  d.  1808;  her  cousin 
and  son  of  Cornelius  Thompson;  m.  (second),  Col. 
William  Stanwood.  No  children  of  this  second  mar- 
riage.    (See  full  records,  pp.  69-77.) 



Cornelius  Thompson  of  New  ]\Ieadows,  Brunswick,  Me., 
and  his  descendants. 

His  line:  (1)  William  Thompson;  (2)  James  Thompson 
of  Kittery,  Me. 

(3)  Cornelius  Thompson,  b.  York.  Me.,  Oct.  14.  1709;  d.  about 
1792.  Ezekiel  Thompson  says  of  him  in  his  clay  book :  "lie 
had  no  learning,  but  was  hardy,  honest  and  industrious. 
He  served  in  the  Indian  wars,  1757,  in  Capt.  John  Getchell's 
Company  with  Alexander,  James  and  Samuel  Thompson.  He 
owned,  at  New  Meadows,  Me.,  in  1741,  lots  37  and  38,  200 
acres  of  land." 

Wheeler,  in  his  "History  of  Brunswiclv,  Topsham  and 
Harpswell,  Me.,"  gives  a  picture  of  the  house  of  Cornelius 
Thompson  and  furnishes  the  following  description  of  it: 
"Probauiy  the  oldest  house  now  (1877)  standing  in  Bruns- 
wick is  what  is  known  as  the  Robert  Thompson  house.  It 
is  on  the  south  side  of  the  road  to  Harding's  Station,  and 
is  the  first  house  to  the  east  after  passing  Cook's  Corner. 
It  was  erected  by  Cornelius  Thompson  and  was  owned  in 
the  Thompson  family  until  18G9.  Cornelius  Thompson 
owned  the  lot  in  173S/9,  and  his  first  child  was  born  in 
1741.  If,  as  is  probable,  the  house  was  erected  before  the 
birth  of  this  child,  the  house  is  not  less  than  136  years  old. 
The  chimney  of  this  house  is  about  four  feet  square  at  the 
top.  The  bricks  are  laid  in  clay.  The  flooring  boards  are 
from  sixteen  to  eighteen  inches  wide,  and  are  trenailed 
instead  of  being  nailed.  The  west  room,  or  parlor,  is  pan- 
elled on  the  sides  and  ends  up  to  the  windows,  and  is  plas- 
tered above.  The  sides  of  the  building  on  the  north  and 
east  are  bricked  between  the  studs  as  high  as  the  ceiling 
of  the  lower  story.  This  was  done  for  warmth.  In  the 
center  of  the  parlor  is  a  buffet,  with  shelves,  etc.,  elab- 
orately moulded  by  hand.  The  frame  of  the  house  is  of 
massive  timber.  The  door  hinges  are  of  wrought  iron, 
large,  clumsy,  and  of  curious  construction.  The  house 
faces  the  south.  The  present  road  north  of  the  house  was 
not  made  when  the  house  was  built.     The  occupants  had  a 

The  Cornelius  Thompson  House,  built  about  1  737,  at  New  Meadows.  Brunswick. Me. 


private  road  leading  southeasterly  to  the  New  Meadows 
River  Road,  which  was  a  short  distance  off." 

Mrs.  Medora  Small  of  Oakland,  Me.,  writes:-  "Wheeler 
gives  a  good  picture  of  the  old  Cornelius  Thompson  house. 
I  slept  in  it  many  times  when  I  was  a  child.  It  was  very 
quaint  inside,  with  its  big  fireplace,  winding  stairs,  'buffet' 
in  tne  parlor,  etc.  There  used  to  be  the  framed  silhouettes 
of  all  my  grandmother's  brothers  and  sisters.  These  may 
still  be  at  the  home  of  Miles  Purinton  at  Harding's  Station, 
near  the  bridge  between  New  Meadows  and  West  Bath.  He 
may  have  other  relics,  as  his  grandfather,  Robert  Thomp- 
son, died  in  that  house."  This  house  was  burned  a  few 
years  ago. 

Miss  Sarah  A.  Thompson  of  Topsham,  Me.,  says:  "Thomas 
Grows  of  New  Meadows,  now  deceased,  helped  to  transfer 
the  bones  of  Cornelius  Thompson,  with  bones  of  his  rela- 
tives, from  the  old  graveyard  on  his  farm  to  the  cemetery. 
He  said  that  he  stood  still  in  wonder  when  he  saw  the  large 
size  of  the  spine  of  Cornelius  and  mused,  'Many  others  of 
the  family  were  built  on  this  same  pattern — and  I  wonder 
not  that  this  sturdy  race  is  famed  for  its  "backbone"  in 
every  good  cause  of  liberty  and  truth.'  " 

Mr.  Weston  Thompson  of  Brunswick,  Me.,  writes:  "A 
deed  from  Alexander  Thompson  to  Cornelius  Thompson 
appearing  in  the  registry  of  York  Co.,  Me.,  book  19,  page 
16,  describes  the  grantee  as  of  Biddeford,  Me.,  and  calls 
him  a  tanner.  That  deed  must  have  been  taken  when  Cor- 
nelius was  a  young  man,  after  he  left  Kittery,  Me.,  where 
I  suppose  he  was  born,  and  before  he  arrived  in  New  Mead- 
ows, where  he  was  in  1739.  This  deed  was  shown  me  by 
Charles  E.  White  of  Topsham,  Me.,  whose  mother  was  a 
Thompson,  and  who  obtained  the  deed  from  the  archives 
of  Brigadier  Samuel  Thompson." 

Cornelius  Thompson  m.  Hannah  Smith.  Dr.  E.  S.  Stack- 
pole  feels  sure  that  she  was  the  daughter  of  Nicholas  Smith 
and  Hannah  Hadden,  who  were  m.  June  25,  1C95,  and  that 
she  was  b.  at  York,  Me. 

Ezekiel  Thompson,  nephew  of  Cornelius,  writes  in  the 
old  account  book  of  his  father,  Capt.  James  Thompson, 
which  is  now  in  the  possession  of  Mr.  Charles  S.  Thompson 
of  Milwaukee,  Wis.,  "The  old  gentlemen  (Cornelius)  and 
lady  died  about  1792."  From  this  same  account  book  are 
taken  many  of  the  records  which  follow,  and  which  were 
most  carefully  written  down  by  this  same  Ezekiel  Thomp- 


(4)   Thomas  Thompson,  b.  New  Meadows,  Me.,  Oct.  20,  1741;  d. 
at  Norway,  Me.,  about  182.5,  aged  70  years.     He  lived  in 
New  Meadows  until  about  1810  and  then  moved  to  Platts- 
jurg,   N.   Y.     He  m.  his  cousin,  Mehetable  Hinkley,  the 
only  child   of  Thomas  Hinkley,  who   was   killed   by   the 
Indians  at  New  Meadows,  Me.,  in  July,  1751.    Her  mother 
was  Agnes  Smith,  who  m.  as  her  second  husband,  Thomas 
Cotton.     Mehetable    (Hinkley)    Thompson   d.   1842. 
(5)   Cornelius  Thompson,  d.  at  Plattsburg,  N.  Y.;    m.  Phoebe 
Hinkley,  daughter  of  Shubal  Hinkley  of  Hallowell,  Me. 
(6)   Tnomas  Thompson. 
(6)   Shubal  Thompson. 
(G)   Harlow  Thompson. 
(6)   Maria  Thompson. 
(5)   Lois  Thompson,  m.,  Nov.  1,  1792,  Elijah  Hall  of  Bruns- 
wick, Me.,   and    moved   to   Norway,   Me.,   where  she   d. 
July,  1836,  and  her  husband  d.  December,  1836. 
(6)   Thompson  Hall. 
(6)  William  Hall. 
(6)   Isaac  Hall. 
(6)   Mrs.  Hall. 
(G)   Mrs.   Hobbs. 
(6)   Mrs.  Cobb. 
(5)   Hannah    Thompson,    d.    about    1840;    m.    (first),   Samuel 
Brackett   of   Falmouth,   Me.;    m.    (second),   Mr.    Guile, 
about  1840. 
Children  of  first  husband: 

(6)   Dr.  Cornelius  Brackett. 
(6)    Stephen  Brackett. 

*  *  ^  *  * 

(4)  Olive  Thompson  (called  Esther  in  some  old  records),  b. 
July  25,  1743;  d.  1829;  m.  Joseph  Allen,  b.  York,  Me., 
1742;  d.  Monmouth,  Me.,  June  14,  1828;  moved  from  New 
Meadows,  Me.,  to  "Bashford  Place"  in  south  part  of  Mon- 
mouth, Me. 

(5)   Aaron  Allen,  m.  Jewell,  and  moved  to  western  New 

(5)   Esther  Allen,  m.  Robert  Niles. 
(5)   Mehetable  Allen,  m.  Samuel  Thompson,  son  of  Richard 

Thompson    and    Elizabeth   Kicker.     (See   page    68.) 
(5)   Patty  Allen,  b.  1779;  m.  John  Oilman. 
(5)   Olive  Allen,  m.  Reuben  Bashford. 
(5)   Mary  Allen,  unm. 


(5)   Joseph  D.  Allen,  b.  May  27,  1784;  d.  Jan.  23,  18G8;  settled 
on  the   farm  now   owned   by  his   grandson,   Almon   J. 
Chick;    m.,    1808,    Susannah   Roberts,   b.   Durham,   Me., 
1785;   d.  Feb.  13,  1849. 
(6)    Sally  F.  Allen,  b.  May  17,  1808;   d.  Oct.  4,  1808. 
(6)   Cordelia  F.  Allen,  b.  March  31,  1810;  d.  April,  1891;  m. 
Levi  J.  Chick. 
(7)   Four  children. 
(6)   Sally  J.  Allen,  b.  Jan.  2G,  1813;  d.  Nov.  19,  1838. 
(G)   Alvin  A.  Allen,  b.  April  ]2,  181G;  m.  Almira  H.  Frost; 

resided  in  Everett,  Mass. 
(6)   Joseph    O.    Allen,   b.    May    10,    1818;    d.    Lake    Village, 
N.  H.,  June  15,  188G;  m.   (first).  Miss  Hall;  m.   (sec- 
ond), Mary  Chick. 
(6)   Olive  T.  Allen,  March  15,  1820;    m.  Albert  Truesdale; 

resided  in  Somersworth,  N.  H. 
(6)    Sylvanus  S.  Allen,  b.  May  27,  1824;   d.  Oct.  19,  1824. 
(5)   Philena  Allen,   b.   1792;    d.  July  8,  182G;    lived   at  Mon- 
mouth, Me.;  m.   (first  wife),  John  Sawyer,  Jr.,  b.  Feb. 
13,  1791;   d.  May  5,  1870;   farmer. 
(6)   Mary  Sawyer,  b.  Sept.  13,  1817;   d.  Aug.  12,  1818. 
(6)   Allen  B.  Sawyer,  b.  May  21,  1819;  d.  Jan.  19,  1842. 
(6)   Harlow  H.  Sawyer,  b.  Aug.  26,  1821;  d.  June  15,  1869; 
lived    at    Monmouth,    Me.;    m.    Margaret   Atwood    of 
North  Wayne,  Me. 
(7)    Dr.    Alton    Sawyer,    b.    Sept.    23,    1848;     m.    Lizzie 

Leavitt;   resides  at  Gardiner,  Me. 
(7)  Augusta  Sawyer,  b.   Dec.   20,    1850;    resides  at  Mon- 
mouth, Me.;  m.  June  1,  187G,  Frank  Rideout. 
(7)   Albert   A.    Sawyer,    b.    Feb.    21,    1853;    resides    Mon- 
mouth, Me.;   m.    (first),  May  23,  1879,  Ada  Trask; 
m.    (second),  Addie  Brown. 
(7)   Mary  A.  Sawyer,  b.  June  21,  1856;   m.,  Oct.  21,  1879, 

John  Hinkly. 
(7)    Ida  M.  Sawyer,  b.  July  21,  1859;   d.  Aug.  9,  1867. 
(7)   Ruth  A.   W.   Sawyer,  b.  Nov.  4,   1861;    resides  Mon- 
mouth, Me.;  m.,  Nov.  23,  1892,  Smith  Emerson. 
(6)   Joseph  Augustus  Sawyer,  b.  March  12,  1823;    d.  July, 

1894;   unm. 
(6)   .John  Sawyer,  b.  June  29,  1826;  d.  Oct.  15,  1826. 

(4)  Eunice  Thompson,  b.  Oct.  16,  1747;  d.  Nov.  12,  1841;  re- 
sided at  Litchfield,  Me.;  m.,  Aug.  21,  1774,  Abijah  Rich- 
ardson, b.   Woburn,   Mass.,   Feb.    22,   1749;    d.    March   15, 


1822;  farmer;  town  treasurer;  for  several  years  he  was 
a  member  of  the  Massachusetts  Legislature  from  Litch- 
field, Me.,  before  1820. 

He  was  the  son  of  Hezekiah  Richardson,  b.  Billerica,. 

Mass.,  May  8,  1715;   d.  June  17,  1795,  aged  80  years,  and 

who   m.,   Sept.   20,   1740,   Elizabeth   Walker,   who   was   b. 

Feb.   28,  1717;    d.  July  12,  1792,   aged  75  years.     Abijuh 

Richardson   was   the   grandson   of   Nathaniel  Richardson 

and    Mary    Peacock.     He    was    descended    from    Thomas 

Richardson,  the  youngest  of  the  three  brothers,  Ezekiel,. 

Samuel  and  Thomas,  who  settled  in  Woburn,  Mass.,  and 

helped  in  the  formation  of  the  church  there,  in  1641. 

(5)   Amos  Richardson,  b.,  Litchfield,  Me.,  Jan.  7,  1775;   lived 

near  his  father  for  several  years  on  the  farm  which  is 

now  occupied  by  Mr.  Earle;  he  moved  to  Ohio  in  1817; 

m.,  Sept.  15,  179C,  Sarah  McFarland,  who  d.,  Aug.  14, 


(G)    Sally  Richardson,  b.  June  2,  1797;  m.  John  Bailey  and 

lived  in  Hartland,  Me. 
(6)   Abijah  Richardson,  b.  Dee.  1,  1799;  d.  young. 
(6)   Jedediah  Richardson,  b.  May  12,  1801;   d.  young. 
(6)   Amos  Richardson,  b.  March  9,  1805;   d.  Gardiner,  Me., 

Aug.  5,  1890;  m.  Miranda  Bassford. 
(6)   Jennie  Richardson,  b.  Oct.  25,  180G;  m.  Luke  Taylor. 
(6)   Lyman  Richardson,  b.  April  19,  1810;  d.  in  infancy. 
(6)    David     Richardson,     b.     Aug.     15,     1812;      m.     Betsy 

Trenchard  and  lived  in  Canaan,  Me. 
(6)   Wesley  Richardson,  b.  Oct.  12,  1815;   d.  Nov.  15,  1889; 
lived  in  Lowell,  Mass.;  m.  Phoebe  Moses. 
(5)    Jesse    Richardson,    b.    Oct.    29,    1777;    d.    July    2,    1854; 
lived  near  Litchfield  Me;  an  active,  successful  business 
man;    captain  of  a  military  company;    m.    (first),  Ex- 
perience Higgins;  m.   (second),  Hannah  Starbird. 
Children  of  the  first  wife: 

(6)    Sarah    S.   Richardson,   b.    July    14,    1800;    d.    1889;    m. 

Uriah  Nason  and  lived  in  Litchfield,  Me. 
(G)   Jesse  Richardson,  b.  Jan.  18,  1802;  d.  at  sea. 
(G)   Augustine   Richardson,   b.   March   7,   1804;    m.   Abigail 

(G)   Columbus  Richardson,  b.  June  4,  ISOG. 
(G)   Patty  Richardson,  b.   Oct.  14,  1808;    d.  Jan.   18,   1857; 

m.,  1830,  Caleb  S.  Wilson. 
(G)   Mary   Baker   Richardson,   b.   Feb.    19,   1811;    m.   Jacob. 
Wilson  and  lived  in  Augusta,  Me. 


(G)   Eunice    Thompson    Richardson,    b.    July    2,    1813;    d. 

1872;   m.  Madison  Sayles. 
(6)   Aaron  Richardson,  b.  Sept.  G,  1815;    lived  at  Otisfield, 

(G)   William    Richardson,    b.    April    22,    1818;    d.    Feb.    10, 

(6)   Laura  Richardson,  b.  June  5,  1820;  m.  Orrin  Smith  and 

lived  at  Augusta,  Me. 
(G)   William  M.   Richardson,  b.   May  8,   1822;    d.   Dec.    27, 
1857;    m.,  Aug.  31,  1843,  Priscilla  Coombs  and  lived 
at  Litchfield  Corner,  Me. 
(7)   Kirkwood    Richardson,    b.    Aug.    31,    1853;    d.    Sept., 

(7)   Martha  Richardson;  d.  j^oung. 

(7)   Henry   Coombs   Richardson;    resides  at   Providence, 
R.  L 
Children  of  second  wife: 

(G)   Celia  A.  Richardson,  b.  Oct.  G,  1843;  m.  Mr.  Flint;  re- 
sides at  Carlisle,  Ark. 
(6)   Prince  W.  Richardson,  b.  July  5,  1845;    served  in  the 

Civil  War. 
(G)   Nancy  Ann   Richardson,   b.   Oct.   5,  1847;    m.   William 

Randall  and  resides  at  West  Springfield,  Mass. 
(G)   Correctus  Richardson,  b.  May   10,  1849;    killed  at  the 
battle   of   the    Wilderness,    May    16,    18G4.     "He   was 
only  six  days  past  15  years  old  when  he  was  shot  in 
the  neck  and   stood   up  hanging  on  a   tree  until  he 
bled  to  death." 
(5)   Lois  Richardson,  b.  March  1,  1779;  d.  April  23,  1827;   m. 
Levi  Robinson,  who  d.  at  Moscow,  Me.,  Feb.  25,  18GG; 
he   lived   at   Litchfield   Corner   and   Plains   for  several 
years   and   then   moved    to   the   Million  Acre  Tract   in 
Moscow,  Me.;  son  of  Jabez  Robinson. 
(6)   Mattie  Robinson,  b.  July  11,  1804;   m.  Thomas  Kellett. 
(G)   Lorinza  Robinson,  b.  Dec.  10,  1805. 
(6)   Daniel  Robinson,  b.  Nov.  G,  180G;    d.  June  2,  1817. 
(G)   Hannah  Robinson,  b.  Jan.  26,  1809. 
(6)   Caleb  C.  Robinson,  b.  May  14,  1811;    d.  Dec.  25,  1892; 
lived  at  Skowhegan,  Me.;    m.  Lucy  B.  Johnson,  who 
d.  Dec.  15,  188G.     (69  y.,  11  d.) 
(G)   Mary  Robinson,  b.  Sept.  16,  1814;  m.  John  Gorman. 
(G)    Seth  Robinson,  b.  March  7,  1817;   d.  Nov.  13,  1869;    m. 

(first),  Mary  Dunlap;  m.  (second),  Catherine , 

who  d  Dec.  16,  1878.     (62  y.,  11  d.) 



(6)   Nahum  Robinson;  d.  Minneapolis,  Minn.,  1895. 
(6)    Sarah  Ann  Robinson. 

(6)   Margaret  Robinson;   d.  Great  Falls,  N.  H. 
(5)   Abijah  Richardson,  b.  Aug.  26,  1781;   d.,  Bath,  Me.,  .Aug. 
24,  18G8;    lived  on  Oak  Hill;    m..  May  12,  1805,  Betsy 
Johnson,  who  d.  March  19,  1858. 
(6)   Clarissa  Richardson,  b.  June  23,  1805;  m.  Josiah  Smith. 
(G)   Orrin  Richardson,  b.  Sept.  4,  1807;   d.  1832. 
(6)   Robert  Richardson,  b.  Jan.  29,  1809;    m.  Betsy  Towle; 

lived  at  Gardiner,  Me. 
(C)   Almira  Richardson,  b.  Dec.  31,  1811;    m.  Alfred  War- 
ren and  lived  at  Ipswich,  Mass. 
(6)   Ambrose    Richardson,    b.    May    20,    1814;    m..    May    2, 

1846,  Alma  J.  Libby. 
(6)   Harriet  Richardson,  b.  Oct.  4,  1819;  d.  1837. 
(6)   Emily   Richardson,    b.    1822;    m.   Albion   K.   Buker,   b. 

May  22,  1824;  d.  April  26,  1842. 
(6)   Guy  Carleton  Richardson,  b.  Aug.  7,  1826;    resides  at 
West  Gardiner,  Me.,  R.  F.  D.  No.  14.     "He  is  an  old 
school    teacher."     M.     (first).    May,     1850,    Cordelia 
Day;    m.    (second),  Feb.  2,  1853,  Mary  Ann  Elwell; 
m.  (third),  Feb.  20,  1886,  Elizabeth  Lewis. 
(5)   Eunice  Richardson,  b.  Nov.  2.  1783;  d.  July  27,  1848;  m., 
Jan.  7,  1808,  Jeremiah  Winslow,  b.  Lewiston,  Me.,  Jan. 
15,  1783;   d.  at  Bath,  Me.,  May  18  ,1836.     He  moved  to 
Litchfield,  Me.,  in  1807;  after  his  marriage  he  lived  be- 
yond the  Corner,  towards  Oak  Hill;   in  1824  he  moved 
to    Brunswick,    Me.,    and    then    to    Bath,    Me.;    son   of 
Kenelmn  Winslow  and  Elizabeth  Cole. 
(6)   Cornelius  Thompson  Winslow,  b.  Feb.  7,  1809;   lost  at 

(6)   Horatio  N.  Winslow,  b.  Aug.  22,  1810;  d.  at  Bath,  Me., 
March  30,  1878;   m.    (first),  Mary  F.  Brimijohn;    m. 
(second),  Mary  L.  Marston. 
(6)   Phoebe  R.  Winslow,  b.  June  8,  1812;   lived  at  Gardiner 

and  Bath,  Me.;  m.  Levi  Huntington. 
(6)   Mary  Ann  Winslow,  b.  March  25,  1814;  resides  at  Taun- 
ton, Mass.;   m.  Rufus  Geary. 
(6)   Kenelmn    Winslow,    b.    March    14,    1816;     d.,    Lowell, 

Me.,  1875;  m.  Hannah  Cotton. 
(6)    Sarah  R.  Winslow.  b.  July  1,  1818;   d.  Aug.  17,  1864; 

lived  at  Cornville,  Me.;   m.  Samuel  Longfellow. 
(6)   Jesse  Winslow,  b.  June  25,  1823;  d.  at  sea,  June,  1842. 
(6)   Eunice  Caroline  Winslow,  b.  Dec.  21,  1825;  d.,  Boston, 
Mass.;   m.  Levi  Oliver. 


(6)   Jeremiah  Winslow,  b.  Sept.  17,  1829;  d.  Dec.  30,  1881; 
lived  at  South  Abington,  Mass.;    m.  Lydia  Cook. 

(5)   Phineas  Richardson,  b.  Feb.  3,  1786;    d.  ;    m.  and 

settled  in  New  Brunswick. 
(5)   Hannah    Smith    Richardson,    b.    July    11,    1788;     school 

(5)   Cornelius  Thompson  Richardson,  Esq.,  b.  Jan.  3,   1792; 
d.  April  27,  1875;   buried  at  North  Turner,  Me.;  settled 
ill  Turner,  Me.,  about  1818.     "He  was  bound  to  learn 
the  black.smith's  trade,  and  served  seven  ye<irs  of  his 
boyhood  in  this  work.     He  then  had  his  trade,  a  suit 
of  clothes,  and  a  few  dollars.     His  work  was  often  six 
miles  from  his  home,  and  he  walked  that  distance  night 
and    morning   with   a   cheerfulness    and    energy   which 
followed  him  all  his  life  and  is  seen  in  many  of  his 
descendants."     Some  say   he   lived  at  Livermore,   Me., 
before  he  moved  to  Turner.     A  tanner  and  stone  cut- 
ter;  m.,  in  Livermore,  Me.,  March  25,  1813,  Sarah  Rol- 
lins Lovejoy,  b.  Fayette,  Me.,  Oct.  8,  1792;   d.  May  17, 
1881;    daughter  of  Jacob  Lovejoy  and  Sally  Rollins. 
(G)  Phineas  Robinson  Richardson,  b.  Litchfield,  Me.,  Feb. 
21,  1814;   d.  Keene's  Mills,  Me.,  June  27,  1901,  at  the 
home   of  his  daughter,   Mrs.   Charles   Willard.     "Be- 
fore he  was  twenty-one  years  old  he  went  to  Massa- 
chusetts,  which   was   a   long  journey  in   those  days. 
After  working  there  awhile  he  shipped  in  a  whaler 
at  New  Bedford,  and  made  two   voyages,  which  oc- 
cupied four  years,  and  which  took  him  to  the  Indian 
Ocean,     Madagascar,      St.      Helena,     Africa,     South 
America,  and  to  the  East  and  West  Indies.     Later  he 
became  an  engineer  on  boat.-*  plying  between  Maine 
ports  and  Boston,  Mass.,  which  position  he  filled  for 
many  seasons.     He  finally  settled  on  a  farm  in  North 
Turner,    Me.     Before   this    he    had    lived    at   Bangor, 
Me.,  for  a  number  of  years.     During  the  Civil  War 
he  was  an  engineer  on  a  mail  packet  and  transport, 
which  took  him  to  the  Gulf  of  Mexico  and  to  several 
Southern    ports.     In   politics   he   was   a  staunch   Re- 
publican from  the  first  formation  of  that  party.     He 
was    an    uncompromising    advocate    of    temperance. 
His  marked  characteristics  through  life  were  fidelity, 
industry,   perseverence   and   opposition    to   shams    in 
all  forms.     He  had  always  been  hardy  and  vigorous, 
never  employing  a  doctor  until  he  had  a  slight  par- 


alytic  shock  about  two  years  before  his  death.     This 

sicliness  injured  his  sight  80  that  he  could  not  read, 

whicli   was   a   great  drawback   to  his   enjoyment,   as 

he  had   always  been  a  great   reader.     Still,   he   was 

very  cheerful  and  courageous."     M.,  in  Bangor,  Me., 

Sept.   23,   1845,  Prudence  G.  Page,  b.   Freeport,   Me., 

Nov.  5,  1823;   d.  May  12,  1879;   lived  in  Turner,  Me., 

from    1857    till    her    death;     daughter    of    Philemon 

Page  and  Prudence  Grant. 

(7)   Hester  Ann  Rogers  Richardson,  b.  Jan.  17,  1847;   d. 

Sept,    23,    1883;    studied    in    Turner    (Me.)    public 

schools;  lived  at  Bangor  and  Turner,  Me.;  m.,  May, 

1871,  Orren  Henry  Leavitt,  b.  Turner,  Me.,  March 

G,  1841;    resides  in  Manchester,  N.  H.;   newspaper 

editor;   son  of  Aaron  Leavitt  and  Abigail  Bates. 

(8)   Lunette  Faustina  Leavitt,  b.  May  19,  1877;  d.  April 

19,  1882.     (4  y.,  11  m.) 

(7)   Cornelius  Thompson  Richardson,  b.  Turner,  Me..  Oct. 

20,    1848;    resides    at   Rangeley,    Me.;    he    and    his 

brother  Phineas  are  proprietors  of  the  Kennebago 

Lake  House;   he  was  a  little  over  three  years  old 

when    his    parents    moved    to    Bangor,    Me.;    lived 

much  in  Turner,  Me.-;  moved  to  Rangeley,  Me.,  1870; 

studied  in   Bangor  and  Turner    (Me.)    schools;    m. 

(first),  Nov.  1,  1884,  Cora  E.  Hewey,  who  d.  Aug. 

7,  1901;   m.   (second),  Aug.  19,  1903,  Mrs.  Annie  B. 

(Emery)  Hewey  of  Rangeley,  Me;  no  children. 

(7)   Phineas  Richardson,  b.  Turner,   Me.,   Oct.  15,   1851; 

studied  in  Turner  schools;  moved  to  Rangeley,  Me., 

1871;  proprietor  with  his  brother  of  the  Kennebago 

Lake  House;    m.,  Dec.  6,  1880,  Addie  Pillsbury,  b. 

Rangeley,  Me.,  March  28,  1859;    studied  in  schools 

of  Rangeley  and  New  Vineyard,  Me.;    daughter  of 

Charles  H.  Pillsbury  and  Mary  T.  Quimby. 

(8)   Prudence  May  Richardson,  b.  Rangeley,  Me.,  Oct. 

7,    1881;    graduated   at    Hebron    (Me.)    Academy, 

1900;   stenographer  and  bank  clerk  in  Rangeley, 


;7)    Sarah   Maria   Richardson,   b.   Bangor,  Me.,   June  28, 

1854;    resides    at   Keene's    Mills,    Me.;    studied    in 

Turner    (Me.)    schools;    m.,  Sept.  28,   1878,  Charles 

Farwell  Willard,  b.  Skowhegan,  Me.,  Sept  G,  1847; 

lumberman;    son    of    Charles    Morse    Willard    and 

Mary  Russ. 


(8)   Randilla  Willard,    b.   Turner,   Me.,  May   16,   1885; 
graduated    at    Leavitt     Institute,    Turner,    Me., 
1902;    studied  in  Bliss  Business  College,   Lewis- 
ton,  Me. 
(8)   Max  Farwell  Willard,  b.  May  18,  1889. 
(7)   Edward  Page  Richardson,  b.   Bangor,  Me.,  Jan.   10, 
1856;    resides  in  North  Turner,  Me.;    graduated  at 
Turner  schools,  1875;  has  lived  in  Bangor,  Turner 
and  Hartford.  Me.;   farmer;    m.,  Oct.  11,  1879,  Liz- 
zie G.  Ellis,  b.  Hartford,  Me.,  May  5,  1856;   daugh- 
ter of  Benjamin  F.  Ellis  and  Lucia  G.  Pratt;    no 
(7)   Dora  Amanda  Richardson,  b.  Feb.  12,  1858;   resides 
in  North  Turner,  Me.;    studied  in  Turner  schools; 
has  lived  for  awhile  in  Cambridgeporft,  Mass.;  m., 
in  Turner,  Me.,  March  11,  1880,  Frank  Leslie  Kil- 
breth,  b.   Boston,  Mass.,  Aug.   2,  1853;.  studied   in 
schools   of   Lawrence,   Mass.,    and   Winthrop,   Me.; 
carpenter;  son  of  James  Kilbreth  and  Alice  Griffin. 
(8)   Burt   Walden    Kilbreth,    b.    Cambridgeport,   Mass., 
Dec.    10,    1880;    resides    in    Dixfield,    Me.;    grad- 
uated at  Leavitt  Institute,  Turner,  Me.,  June  20, 
1901;   mill  man;   m.,  Nov.  25,  1905,  Jessie  Mason 
Dillingham,  b.  Turner,  Me.,  May  21,  1881. 
(8)   Alice  Maude  Kilbreth.  b.  North  Turner,  Me.,  Oct. 
5,  1885;    resides  in  North  Turner;    graduated  at 
Leavitt    Institute,    Turner,    Me.,    June    IS,    1903; 
teacher  at  Turner  Village,  Me. 
(8)   Gertrude  Louise  Kilbreth,  b.   North   Turner,   Me., 
March  15,  1892;  studied  in  Turner  public  schools. 
(7)   Mary  Page  Richardson,  b.  April  1,  1862;    d.  Jan.  1, 

(7)   Frederick  S.  Richardson,  b.  May  14,  1867;  resides  in 
Dixfield,  Me.;  employed  in  a  spool  mill;   m.,  in  the 
fall  of  1896,  Helen  A.  De  Costa  of  Hartford,  Me. 
(6)   Hester  Ann  Rogers  Richardson,  b.  Nov.  4,  1815;  m.,  in 
Turner,  Me.,  Aug.,  1840,  Ezekiel  B.  House. 
(7)   Lois  A.  House,  b.  Sept.  13,  1842;  m.  Henry  C.  Drake. 
(7)   Alice  House,  b.  Aug.  2,  1848;  m.  Charles  Hines. 
(6)   Atwell  Richardson,  b.  Livermore,  Me.,  Oct.  29,  1817;  m. 

Lois  Dillingham. 
(6)   Cornelius    Thompson    Richardson,    b.    Livermore,    Me., 
Oct.   6,  1819;    resides  in  Newton  Center,  Mass.;    m., 
Oct.,  1859,  Ruth  Rollins,  b.  June,  1830,  in  Belgrade, 


Me.;  daughter  of  Josiah  Rollins  and  Theodate 
(7)  Rolla  Thompson  Richardson,  b.  Feb.  13,  1861; 
studied  in  Hallowell  (Me.)  public  schools  and  Dir- 
igo  Business  College,  Augusta,  Me.;  resides  in 
Rangeley.  Me. ;  builder ;  ni.,  in  Pennsylvania,  about 
1890,  and  wife  d.  Dec.  15,  1901. 

(8)   Rachel  Richardson,  b. ;  d.  1900. 

(7)   Cora  Frances  Richardson,  b.   Oct.  15,   1864;    studied 
in  Dearborn  School,  Boston,  Mass.,  Hallowell  (Me.) 
public   schools,  Maine  Central  Institute;    m.,   June 
17,  1886,  Howard  Pike,  b.  Feb.  21,  1891. 
(8)   Ruth  Abigail  Pike,  b.   Sept.   23,  1887;    d.  Jan.  18, 
(6)   Abijah   Richardson,  b.   Turner,  Me.,   June   6,   1823;    d. 
Feb.   20,  1874;    lawyer   in  Boston,  Mass.;    m.    (first), 
Jan.    1,    1848,    Caroline    Williams,    who    d.    in    April, 
1853;    m.    (second),    1855,   Fannie   L.   Bent,   b.    Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 
Child  of  first  wife: 

(7)   George  C.  Richardson,  b.  Oct.  18,  1852;   graduated  at 
Harvard  College,  1874. 
Children  of  second  wife: 

(7)   Edith  M.  Richardson,  b.  July,  1867. 
(7)   William  Bent  Richardson,  b.  July,  1869. 
(6)  William    Henry  Richardson,  b.   Turner,   Me.,   Aug.    13, 
1826;  d.  April  6,  1861;  steamboat  engineer;  m.  (first), 
Jan.   1,   1852,  Amanda  Friend  of  Sedgwick,  Me.;    no 
children;    m.    (second),   Lucy   R.    Harrison,   b.    Ban- 
gor, Me.;  d.  Turner,  Me.,  Aug.  6,  1861. 
(7)   Children  d.  young. 
(6)    Sarah    Rollins    Richardson,    b.    Turner,    Me.,    July    9, 
1829;  resides  in  North  Turner,  Me.;  m.,  Jan.  1,  1862, 
Elisha   Lovejoy,   b.    Turner,    Me.,    Sept.   29,    1838;    d. 
Nov.  6,  1903;    station  agent  and  postmaster  at  East 
Livermore,  Me.;   son  of  Jonathan  Lovejoy  and  Ruth 
(7)   William  Henry  Lovejoy,  b.  April  10,  1862;  d.  Altoona, 
Fla.,  Jan.  13,  1886. 


(4)  Amos  Thompson,  b.  New  Meadows,  Brunswick,  Me.,  Sept. 
3,  1749;  d.  Bowdoin,  Me.,  June  6,  1835.  (86  y.)  Settled 
in  Bowdoin,  Me.;   m.  Hannah  Wooster,  b.  Falmouth,  Me., 



1741;  d.  Bowdoin,  Me.,  Jan.  25,  1835;  they  lived  together 
sixty  years.      (See  full  records,  Chapter  IV.) 

(4)  Martha  Thompson,  b.  New  Meadows,  Me.,  Aug.  IC,  1751;  d. 
1849;  m.  her  cousin,  Jonathan  Thompson,  b.  Georgetown, 
Me.,  July  1,  1748;  son  of  Benjamin  Thompson'  and 
Abigail  Philbrook;  this  family  resided  at  Monmouth,  Me. 

(5)   Jonathan  Thompson;    m.  Jewell. 

(5)   Benjamin  Thompson;   m.  Jewell. 

(5)   Phineas  Thompson;   m. Allen. 

(5)   Aaron  Thompson. 

(5)   Jonathan  Thompson, 

(5)   Abigail  Thompson. 

(5)   Priscilla  Thompson;  m. Jewell. 

(5)   Martha  Thompson. 

(5)   Emily  Thompson. 

(4)  Col.  Joel  Thompson,  b.  New  Meadows  Me.,  Oct.  23,  1753;  d. 
Lewiston,  Me.,  May  1,  1841.  (88  y.)  Mrs.  Carrie  T. 
Healey:  "He  was  in  a  Harpswell  (Me.)  company  in  the 
Revolutionary  War.  A  certificate  of  the  Massachusetts 
war  service  says:  'Joel  Thompson  appears  with  the  rank 
of  Sergeant  on  the  muster  rolls,  Capt  James  Curtis'  Co., 
dated  Aug.  1,  1775.  Time  of  enlistment  May  15,  1775, 
service  3  months  &  2  days.  He  belonged  to  Brunswick, 
Me.'  Not  long  after  the  Revolutionary  War  he  moved  to 
Lewiston,  Me.,  where  he  made  his  home  for  the  rest  of 
his  days,  being  there  G6  years.  The  place  was  called 
'Pond  Town,  a  Plantation  adjoining  Winthrop,  Me.'  He 
represented  Lewiston,  Me.,  in  the  General  Court  of 

D.  F.  T.,  "He  was  representative  in  the  State  Legisla- 
ture for  many  years."     M.,  Feb.  18,  1780,  Martha  Cotton, 
b.  Brunswick,  Me.,  May  18,  1762;  d.  July  16,  1828;  daugh- 
ter of  Rev.  Thomas  Cotton  and  Agnes  Smith. 
(5)   Mehetable    Thompson,    b.    May    10,    1782;    d.    March    22, 
1839;   m.  as  his  first  wife,  Feb.  8,  1802,  Gen.  Jedediah 
Herrick,   b.    Jan.   9,   1780;    d.   Hampden,   Me.,    Oct.    10, 
1847.     He  was  the  son  of  Joseph   Herrick,   Esq.,  who 
moved  from  Milton,  Mass.,  to  Lewiston,  Me.,  1772,  and 
then  resided  in  Greene,  Me. 
"Gen.    Jedediah    Herrick    was    educated    in    Boston, 


Mass.  By  profession  he  was  a  civil  engineer.  He  was 
captain  and  major  in  the  1812  war.  He  distinguished 
himself  in  action  at  the  time  of  the  burning  of  the 
corvette  John  Adams.  Penobscot  County,  Me.,  was 
formed  in  1806  and  General  Herrick  was  appointed  its 
first  high  sheriff  by  Governor  Story  of  Massachusetts. 
He  was  major-general  of  the  Tenth  Division  of  the 
Massachusetts  Militia,  Maine  then  being  a  part  of  Mas- 
sachusetts, Dec.  17,  181G,  and  he  resigned  his  commis- 
sion in  1828.  In  politics  he  was  a  Federalist.  He 
spent  his  last  years  as  a  man  of  leisure,  devoting  a 
great  deal  of  his  time  to  the  study  of  geology  and  metal- 
lurgy. He  assisted  men  of  science.  He  was  a  man  of 
unusual  culture,  and  was  widely  known  among  the 
scientific  and  literary  men  of  his  day.  The  New 
England  Historical  Geneological  Register  of  January, 
1850,  says  of  him:  'He  was  the  author  and  publisher 
of  an  extended  genealogical  history  of  the  Herrick 
Family,  full  of  loving  and  patient  and  labo- 
rious investigation.  He  was  also  engaged  upon  the 
histories  of  the  families  of  Preston,  Haywood,  Leach, 
Scales  &  Kilburn,  from  which  he  was  also  descended.'  " 
(6)  Sophronia  Preston  Herrick  b.  Jan.  1,  1803,  d.  of  con- 
sumption April  8,  1841;  m.,  Aug.  14,  1825,  Charles 
Buck  of  Hampden,  Me.,  who  d.  in  1863;  merchant. 
(7)    Son,  b.  and  d.  May  22,  1826. 

(7)   Charlotte  Frances  Buck,  b.  Feb.  19,  1828;    m.  B.  F. 
Brooks  and  resided  at  15  Joy  Street,  Boston,  Mass. 
(8)   Esther  Brooks. 
(8)   Clara  Brooks. 
(8)   Flora  Brooks,  etc. 
(7)   Charles   Herrick  Buck  b.   Jan.   9,   1830;    d.   May   28, 

(7)  Mary  Mehetable  Buck,  b.  Aug.  17,  1831:  d.  South 
Natick,  Mass.,  April  22,  1858;  m.  at  Jamaica  Plain, 
Mass.,  Oct.  4,  1856,  Dr.  George  J.  Townsend  of 
Natick,  Mass.,  brother  of  Adjutant-General  Town- 
send  and  a  grandson  of  Elbridge  Gerry  of  historic 
(7)  Rev.  Charles  Wentworth  Buck,  b.  Aug.  19,  1833;  A. 
B.  at  Amherst  College  in  1855;  studied  law  in  Bos- 
ton; practiced  law  in  St.  Louis,  Mo.;  graduated 
from  the  Theological  School  of  Meadville,  Pa.,  and 
settled  at  Fall  River,  Mass.,  as  a  Unitarian  minis- 




ter;    in   18G8  he  was  settled  over  the  Park  Street 
Church,   Portland,   Me.,   and   remained   there  until 
1879,    when    he    moved    to   Cambridge,    Mass.;    m., 
Dec.    29,    1863,    Mary    Ellen    Stevens,    daughter    of 
Oliver  Stevens  and  Mary  Blood. 
(8)   Charles  Buck,  b.  Oct.  16,  1865;  d.  July  27,  1866. 
(8)   Oliver  Stevens  Buck,  b.  Sept.  15,  1867. 
(S)   Philip  Welch  Buck,  b.  Jan.  3,  1869. 
(8)   Theodore  Buck,  b.  April  20,  1870;  d.  Sept.  14,  1870. 
(8)   Charlotte  Frances  Buck,  b.  Sept.  14,  1871. 
(8)    Frona  May  Buck,  b.  Sept.  2,  1S76. 
(7)   Robert  Herrick  Buck,  Esq.,  b.  Aug.  21,  1835;   resided 
at  Denver,  Col.,  1835;    went  from  Boston  to  Colo- 
rado   in    1869;    attorney-at-law    and    United    States 
commissioner;    served  in  the  United  States  Volun- 
teers in  the  Civil  War,  captain  of  the  Sixth  Mis- 
souri Infantry;   m.,  in  Boston,  Mass.,  Oct.  4,  1865, 
Julia  Webster. 
(8)   Robert  Fletcher  Buck,  b.  Aug.  4,  1866. 
(8)   Arthur  Buck,  b.  April  10,  1868. 
(8)    Sally  Fletcher  Buck,  b.  March  13,  1870. 
(8)   Philip  Gordon  Buck,  b.    Oct.   31,   1871;    d.   July  6, 

(8)  Alice  C.  Buck,  b.  March  27,  1873. 
(8)   Russell  Buck,  b.  July  9,  1876;  d.  Nov.  28,  1878. 
(1)   Sopnronia  Porter  Buck,  b.  Aug.  21,  1835. 
(7)   Jonathan    Frederick   Buck,   b.    April,    1839;    d.    Dec. 
(6)   Clara  Cotton   Herrick,  b.   Sept.   15,   1804;    d.   Nov.    13, 
1839;  m.,  June  28,  1835,  Rev.  Josiah  Hayden  Janes. 
(7)   A  large  family. 
(6)   Charles   Thompson  Herrick,  b.  May  28,   1806;    d.   Jan. 
16,    1852;    m.,    Dec.   11,    1835,   Reuben   H.    Stetson   of 
Hampden,  Me.,  merchant,  who  d.  July  7,  1864. 
(7)   Reuben  Kidder  Stetson,  b.  Dec.  4,  1837;   m.,  Dec.  13, 
1865,  Clara  A.  Hopkins. 
(8)  Reuben  Kidder  Stetson,  b.  March  11,  1867. 
(8)  Frank  Bowler  Stetson,  b.  July  18,  1868. 
(8)   Charlotte  Herrick  Stetson,  b.  June  7,  1872. 
(7)   Charlotte  Herrick  Stetson,  b.  Nov.  22,  1839;  unm. 
(7)   Elizabeth    Kidder    Stetson;    m.,    Aug.    10,    1S67,    Dr. 
Lewis  Edwin  Norris  of  Hampden,  Me. 
(8)   Elizabeth  Stetson  Norris,  b.  Nov.  10,  1867. 
(8)   Annie  Burleigh  Norris,  b.  Jan.  20,  1869. 


(8)   Caroline  Cole  Norris,  b.  Aug.  15,  1871. 
(7)   Henry  Stetson,  b.  1845;  d.  1846. 
(6)  May   Tyler   Herrlck,    b.    May    25,   1807;     d.    May    20, 
1829;   m.,  Sept.  5,  1824,  Maj.  Jesse  Wentworth,  mer- 
chant, of  Hampden,  Me. 
(7)   Frances   Elizabeth  Wentworth,  b.   May   2G,   1826;    d. 
June  17,  1873;  m.,  Sept.  16,  1855,  Reuben  Cutler  of 
Farmington,  Me. 
(8)   Charlotte  Cutler,  b.  Dec.  18,  1859. 
(8)   Nellie  Cutler,  b.  June  17,  1863;  d.  April  30,  1864. 
(8)   Isaac  Moore  Cutler,  b.  July  16,  1866;   d.  Sept.  26, 
(7)   Jedediah  Herrick  Wentworth,  b.  April  14,  1828. 
(6)   Alfred  Herrick,  Esq.,  b.  Feb.  17,  1810;   resided  in  To- 
ledo, 111.;  m.   (first),  Sept.  3,  1838,  Mary  Ann  Lane  of 
Prescott,    Me.,   who   d.    March    9,   1840;    daughter   of 
Josiah  Lane,  Esq.;  m.  (second),  Oct.,  1846,  Eliza  Da- 
vis Lane,   sister  of  the  first  wife,  who   d.   June   12, 
Child  of  first  wife: 

(7)   Alfred  Henry  Herrick,  b.  June  16,  1839;  merchant  in 
San  Francisco,  Cal. 
Children  of  second  wife: 

(7)   Mary  Ann  Herrick,  b.  Nov.  14,  1849;  m.,  in  Hampden, 
Me.,  June  4,  1873,  Albert  A.  Mayo,  who  resided  in 
Cameron,    Penn.,    of    the    firm    of    Mayo    Brothers, 
merchants  and   manufacturers  of  lumber. 
(8)   Large  family;   one  of  whom  Frederick  Mayo,  was 
b.  March  29,  1874. 
(7)   Clara  Ella  Herrick,  b.  June  6,  1853. 
(6)   George  Rupert   Herrick,   b.   May   10,   1812;    civil  engi- 
neer; moved  to  Illinois  about  1854,  and  on  the  jour- 
ney met  with  a  steamboat  accident  in  which  he  lost 
all  his  household  goods,  among  which  was  the  fam- 
ily   Bible,    with    records;    m.,    June    14,    1835,    Mary 
Childs  Nichols,  b.  May  8,  1814;   native  of  Nobleboro, 
(7)   Caroline  Eliza  Herrick,  b.  April  13,  1836. 
(7)   Daughter,  b.  and  d.  1838. 
(7)   Helen  Maria  Herrick,  b.  1840;  d.  1843. 
(7)   Mary  Frances  Herrick,  b.  1842;  d,  1843. 
(7)   George  Albert  Herrick,  b.  June  22,  1844;   banker  in 

Chicago,  111. 
(7)   Hannah  Ella  Herrick,  b.  May,  1846;    m.,  Oct.,  1868, 


Maj.  Benjamin  L.  Ullen  of  Ullen,  Pulaski  County, 
111.;     attorney    by    profession;     lieutenant    in    the 
Union  Army  in  the  Civil  War,  and  wounded  at  Fort 
Donaldson;   in  1874  was  at  Mound  City,  111.,  where 
he  was  circuit  clerk  of  the  county. 
(8)   Florence  Edith  Ullen,  b.  July,  1868. 
(8)   George  A.  Ullen,  b.  Oct.  18,  1871. 
(6)   Sarah  Thompson  Herrick,  b.  July  10,  1814;  d.    Boston, 
Mass.,  Nov.   26,   1881;    for  over  30  years  she  was  a 
resident  of  Baltimore,  Md.,  and  was  well  known  to 
the  Union-loving  people  during  the  Civil  War;   treas- 
urer of  the  Ladies'  Union  Relief  Association;  m.,  Oct. 
16,  1834,  Camilius  Kidder,  Esq.,  a  merchant  of  Ban- 
gor, Me.,  who  moved  to  Baltimore,  Md. 
(7)   Elizabeth    Kidder,    b.    Sept.    6,    1835;    m.,    April    18, 
1860,  John  Truslow  of  New  York  City,  for  several 
years  on  the  board  of  assessors  of  Brooklyn. 
(8)   Robert  Truslow,  b.  July  9,  1861. 
(8)    Sarah  Truslov/,  b.  June  26,  1863. 
(8)   John  Kidder  Truslow,  b.  Nov.  26,  1865;   resided  in 

Peekskill,  N.  Y. 
(8)  Arthur  Truslow,  b.  Feb.  2,  1868. 
(8)  Walter  Truslow,  b.  Feb.  28,  1871. 
(8)  Mary  Truslow,  b.  May  2,  1873. 
(7)  Dr.  Jerome  Henry  Kidder,  b.  Oct.  26,  1842;  A.  B., 
Harvard  College;  A.  M.,  1865;  private  and  non- 
commissioned officer  in  the  Tenth  Maryland  Vol- 
unteer Infantry.  June  16,  1863,  to  Jan.  31,  1864;  at- 
tached to  the  United  States  Army  General  Hospi- 
tal, Patterson  Park  and  Hicks,  as  medical  cadet, 
1864-66;  M.  D.  from  the  University  of  Maryland, 
1866;  appointed  Caviliero  de  Real  Orden  MiJitari 
Portitguesse  du  Noss  Senlior  Jesus  Christi,  by  tne 
king  of  Portugal,  Dec.  17,  1869;  the  reception  of  the 
decoration  ordered  by  joint  Congress,  May  26,  1870; 
promoted  to  past  assistant  surgeon,  March  10, 1871; 
served  in  Japan,  1868-70;  March,  1874.  was  sent 
on  the  Sivanton  as  surgeon  and  naturalist  for  the 
observation  of  the  transit  of  Venus;  promoted  to 
full  surgeon  in  the  United  States  Navy,  and  then 
was  mostly  engaged  upon  a  scientific  work  in 
Washington,  D.  C,  at  the  Smithsonian  Institute 
and  the  naval  library;    m.,  Sept.,  1878,  Anne  May 


Maynard,  daughter  of  the  hite  Hon.  Horace  May- 
nard  of  Tennessee. 
(8)   Ann  Maynard  Kidder,  b.  Aug.  14,  1880. 
(8)   Henry  Maynard  Kidder,  b.  Oct.  30,  1882. 
(7)   Camilius   Gage   Kidder,    b.    July    6,   1850;    fitted    for 
Harvard  College   at   Phillips  Exeter  Academy;    A. 
B.,  Harvard,  1872;    in   1885  was  a  member  of  the 
law  firm  of  Emmett,  Burnett  &  Kidder,  New  York 
City;    m.,    Dec.    3,    1881,    Matilda   Cushman   Taber, 
daughter  of  Gustavus  Taber  and  Angelie  B. 
(8)   Jerome  Taber  Kidder,  b.  Feb.  10,  1883. 
(6)   Caroline  Freeman  Herrick,  b.  Aug.  25,  1817;   d.  May  2, 

(6)   Caroline  Freeman  Herrick,  b.  Oct.  27,  1819;   m.,  Sept. 
13,  1839,  Joshua  Hill,  a  lawyer  of  Hampden,  Me. 
(7)    George  Rupert   Hill,  b.   Nov.   14,   1840;    d.   Sept.   28, 

(7)   Fannie  Wentworth  Hill,  b.  April  28,  1843;    d.   Sept. 

3,  1845. 
(7)   Clara  Caroline   Hill,   b.  Nov.   17,   184G;    m.,  Dec.   31, 
1866,  Wilbur  Brown,   a  lumber  merchant  of  Port- 
land, Me. 
(8)   Caroline  Hill  Brown,  b.  Aug.  1,  1868. 
(8)   Emily  Hunter  Brown,  b.  March  9,  1871. 
(7)   Charlotte  Herrick  Hill,  b.  Oct.  17,  1851;  m.,  June  28, 
1871,  Marshall  H.  Dutch,  a  dry  goods  merchant  of 
Portland,  Me. 
(7)   Anna  Cora  Hill,  b.  Nov.  21,  1854;  d.  same  day. 
(5)   Joel    Thompson,    b.    Lewiston,    Me.,    July    26,    1784;    d., 
Wayne,  Me.,  Sept.,  1851;   moved  to  Wayne  in  1848;  he 
came  to  Litchfield,  Me.,  in  1809,  and  taught  school  in 
the  vicinity  of  Oak  Hill;  he  lived  in  Litchfield  several 
years,  and  was  on  the  Committee  of  Safety  in  the  1812 
war;  a  man  of  decided  ability;  m.  (first),  Ruth  Dwinal, 
daughter  of  Aaron  Dwinal  of  Lewiston,  Me.;  she  d.  be- 
fore  1811;    m.    (second),   Rachel   Wilson   of   Topeham, 
Me.,  b.  Dec.  12,  1813;  d.  Jan.  1,  1853;  daughter  of  Will- 
iam Wilson  and  Mary  Patten. 
Child  of  first  marriage: 

(6)  Joel  Dwinal  Thompson,  b.  Dec.  24,  1809;  d.  at  Bangor, 
Me..  Feb.  21,  1853;  he  taught  school  in  early  life 
and  later  was  in  business  at  Bangor,  Me.;  m.,  Feb.  17, 
1842,  Hariet  Newell  French  of  Auburn,  Me.,  b.  April 


11,   1818;    d.   Nov.    13.   1893;    daughter  of  Nathaniel 

French  and  Elizabeth  Libby  Quimby. 

(7)   Prof.  Dwinal  French  Thompson,  b.  Bangor,  Me.,  Jan. 

1,  1846;  resides  at  8G1  Second  Avenue,  Troy,  N.  Y.; 

graduated  at  Dartmouth  College,   1SG9;    taught  in 

Dartmouth   College   three  years; since  then  he  has 

held   the   chair   of  descriptive   geometry,    drawing, 

etc.,    at    Rensselaer    Polytechnic    Institute,    Troy, 

N.   Y. ;    he  gathered  many  Thompson  records  and 

kindly    aided    in    the    malving    of    this    book;    m., 

Jan.    1,    1880,    at   Troy,    N.    Y.,    Mary    Lena    Burt, 

daughter   of    Solomon    Burt   and    Mary   Thompson 


(8)   Alice  Quimby  Thompson,  b.  Troy,  N.  Y.,  Dec.  17, 

(8)   Gordon  Saxton  Thompson,  b.  Lansingburg,  N.  Y., 
Aug.,    1883;    m.,    190G,   Ethel    Williams    of   Troy, 
N.  Y. 
(8)   Nathaniel   French   Thompson,   b.   Lansingburg,   N. 

Y.,  Oct.  IG,  1884. 
(8)   Dwinal    Burt    Thompson,    b.    Lansingburg,    N.    Y., 
Dec.  14,  188G. 
(7)  Alice  Thompson,  b.  June  1,  18.51;  d.  April  17,  1855. 
Children  of  Joel  Thompson  and  Rachel  Wilson: 

(6)   Rev.  Thomas  Wilson  Thompson,  b.  Nov.   12,  1814;   d., 
Sumner,   Me.;    a   prominent   Free   Baptist    minister; 
m.  Hannah  Harmon. 
(G)   Jedediah   Herrick  Thompson,   born   Jan.   11,   1817;    d.. 

East  Livermore,  Me.,  Jan.,  1848. 
(6)   William  Wilson  Thompson,  b.  April  12,  1819;  m.  Abbie 

Clark  and  resided  in  Jay,  Me. 
(6)   James  Smullen  Thompson,  b.   April  9,   1822;    lived   in 
Rangeley,   Me.;    m.    (first),   Lydia  Rounds;    m.    (sec- 
ond), Margaret  Alley. 
(6)   George  Owen  Thompson,  b.  March  11,  1826;   resides  in 
Phillips,  Me.;   m.   (first).  Marietta  Moulton;   m.   (sec- 
ond), Melisa  Tyler. 
(6)   Actor  Patten  Thompson,  b.  April  26,  1828;  d.  Gardiner, 
Me.,  May  7,  1904,  aged  76  years;   m.    (first),  Martha 
R.  Marston;    m.    (second).  Rose  Alley. 
(7)   Fen  B.  Thompson,  resides  in  Hallowell,  Me.;   major 
of  the  Second  Regiment  of  National  Guards.     "A 
fine  looking  man  and  a  fine  officer." 
(6)   Josiah  Sanford  Thompson,  b.  Dec.  4,  1832;    resides  in 


Woonsocket,    R.    I.;    m.    (first),    Rose    Hnyford;    m. 
(second),  Lena  Edson. 
(G)   Rachel  Wilson  Thompson,  b.  March  21,  1S35;    d.  Ban- 
gor, Me.,  April  21,  1889;  m.  Maj.  Warren  L.  Whitney. 
(5)   Phineas  Thompson,  b.  May  23,  17SG;  d.  young. 
(5)    Sarah   Thompson,   b.   March   2,    1789;    d.   Lewiston,    Me., 
June  12,  1825   (38y.);   m.,  April  22,  1810,  William  Ran- 
dall of  Lewiston,  Me.,  b.  Feb.  19,  1787;  d.  Feb.  20,  18G7; 
son  of  Ezra  Randall. 
(6)   Martha  Randall,  m.  Cushman  Lee. 
(6)   Mary  Randall,  d.  young. 
(5)   Cornelius  Thompson,  b.  April  18,   1791;    d.  Lisbon,  Me., 
Nov.  15,  1857;  educated  in  the  public  schools  of  Lewis- 
ton,  Me.,   and   when   a   young   man   he    taught  several 
terms  in  Lewiston  and  the  adjoining  towns.     He  first 
settled  in  Lewiston;  then  moved  to  Litchfield,  Me.,  and 
finally  moved  to  Lisbon,  Me.,  and  settled  on  the  farm 
where  he  spent  the  remainder  of  his  days.     He  was  a 
very  successful  farmer.     In  1835  he  built  on  his  farm  a 
sawmill,  which,  with  the  aid  of  his  sons,  he  ran  for 
many  years.     He  came  to  Lisbon  about  1825.   He  served 
for  a  short  time  in  the  1812  War,  being  stationed  at 
Bath,  Me.,  in  the  garrison.     His  company  helped  for- 
tify Bath  against  the  expected  attack  of  the  British; 
for  his  services  he  received  a  grant  of  land  and  his 
widow  received  a  pension  .     He  was  buried  in  the  town  of 
Bowdoin,  Me.,  adjoining  his  place  of  residence,  in  the 
cemetery  of  the  brick  meeting-house  at  West  Bowdoin; 
m.  (first),  Nov.  G,  1817,  Sarah  Cotton  of  Lewiston,  Me., 
b.  July,  179G;  d.  Dec.  8,  1830;  daughter  of  Isaac  Cotton 
and  Elizabeth  Slyvester;  her  father  lived  in  Bowdoin, 
Me.,  the  last  of  his  life;  m.   (second),  at  Freeport,  Me., 
March   14,   1832,   Abigail    Sylvester'',   b.   Freeport,   Me., 
March  14,  1832,  Abigail  Sylvester  (5),  b.  Freeport,  Me., 
May  4,  1795,  d.  April   11,   1885;    daughter  of  Boynton 
Sylvester*    and    Rosanna    Jordan;     granddaughter    of 

William  Sylvester^  and  Mary  . 

Children  of  first  marriage: 
(6)   Infant  son. 
(G)   Caroline  Mehetable  Thompson,  b.,  Lewiston,  Me.,  July 

2,  1818;    d.  Lisbon.  Me.,  Oct.  3,  1840. 
(G)   Henry  Herrick  Thompson,  b.  Nov.  1,  1821;   d.  Feb.  20, 

(G)   Elizabeth  Sylvester  Thompson,  b.  Nov.  8,  1824;   d.  Sept. 
17,  182G. 

Cornelius  Thompson  and  his  wife,  Sarah  Cotton.     (Pictures  of  August,  1830.) 



(6)   Daughters,  b.  and  d.  Oct.  7,  1827. 
(6)    Sarah  Thompson,  b.  Sept.  3,  1829;   d.  May  11,  1830. 
Children  of  second  marriage: 

(6)   Harriette  Thompson,  b.   Dec.   18,  1832;    d.  Fall  River, 
Mass.,    July    14,    1899;    m..    April    2(),    1863,    Joseph 
Healey  of  Fall  River,  Mass.,  b.  Jan.  27,  1828;   d.  Jan. 
21,   1901;    resided  in  Fall  River,  Mass.;    cotton  mill 
agent,  etc.;    son  of  David  Healey  and  Meribah  Hath- 
away;   no  children. 
(6)   Martha  Thompson,  b.  July  3,  1835;    has  always  lived 
in  Lisbon,   Me.,  on   the  farm  where   she  was   born; 
address.  West  Bowdoin,  Me.;  m.,  Jan.  25,  18G3,  Cyrus 
Bede  Cox,  b.  Brunswick,  Me.,  May  17,  1815;    d.  Lis- 
bon,   Me.,    April    22,    1876;     educated    at    the    town 
schools;  farmer;  son  of  Isaac  Cox  and  Desire  Estes. 
(7)   Clara  Cotton  Cox,  b.  Aug.  28,  1866;   address,  Lisbon, 
or  Sabattus,  Me.;  m.,  Aug.  4,  1895,  Elston  A.  Jones, 
b.  Worcester,  Mass.,  Oct.  14,  1860;  farmer;   son  of 
George  H.  Jones  and  Sarah  Golden. 
(8)   Blanche  Eloise  Jones,  b.  Worcester,  Mass.,  Jan.  25,. 

(8)   Cyrus  Carlton  Jones,  b.  Lisbon,  Me.,  Oct.  22,  1902. 
(7)   .Joseph  Henry  Cox,  b.  July  26,  1S69;    works  on  the 
farm  and    in   the  sawmill  on    the  old   homestead; 
(7)   Reuben    Varney   Cox,   b.   March   3,    1874;    graduated 
from   Fall   River    (Mass.)    High   School,   1895;    re- 
sides Cambridge,  Mass.;    unm. 
(6)    Sarah  Thompson,  b.  June  26,  1837;  resides  at  198  Sum- 
mer St.,  Auburn,  Me.;   educated  at  the  Lisbon  High 
School    and   Litchfield   Academy:    m.,   Oct.   23,    1862, 
Capt.    Abram   Healey.    b.    Fall    River,   Mass.,    Oct.    3, 
1836;   d.  Fall  River,  June  18,  1889;   son  of  Abraham 
Hatheway   Healey  and   Nancy  Coombs;    his  parents 
moved  to  Lisbon,  Me.,  when  he  was  a  boy;   educated 
in  town  schools  and  Litchfield  Academy;   before  he 
was  twenty-one  he  began  going  to  sea  and  made  that 
his  life  work,  retiring  from  it  only  a  few  years  be- 
fore his  death;  his  voyages  took  him  to  Europe,  Asia 
and  Australia;  his  keen  observation  added  much  to 
his   knowledge,   and   his   mingling   with-  men    added 
much  to  his  culture;  he  was  a  well-read  man  and  a 
very  successful  sea  saptain. 
(7)   Caroline  Thompson  Healey,  b.  Lisbon,  Me.,  July  17, 


18G3;    graduated   from   Fall     River    (Mass.)     High 
School,    1884;    from    Fall    River    Normal   Training 
School ;  resides  at  198  Summer  St.,  Auburn,  Me. ; 
m.,  Jiuie  15,  1898,  Virgil  Theron  Healey  of  Lisbon, 
Me.,  b.  Fel>.  13,  1872  ;  educated  at  town  schools  and 
Shaw's  Business  College,  Portland,  Me.,   1893-94; 
engineer    and    electrician ;    son    of    Theron    Adams 
Healey  and  Frances  Ellen  Nason. 
(8)   Harold  Eugene  Healey,  b.  Jan.  16,  1899. 
(8)  Ruth  Mildred  Healey,  b.  Sept.  29,  1900. 
(8)   Paul  Mariner  Healey,  b.  June  4,  1902. 
(7)   Carl  Ernest  Healey,  b.  April  25,  1871;   resides  at  41 
Lisbon    St.,    Lewiston,    Me.;    graduated    from    Fall 
River    (Mass.)    High   School   in   1889;    Brown  Uni- 
versity,   1894;    m.,    in    Lorin,    Cal.,    Feb.    18,    1896, 
Elizabeth    Augusta    Smith,    b.    Fall    River,    Mass., 
May  16,  1872. 
(8)   Alan   Thompson    Healey,   b.   Novato,   Cal.,   IMay   7, 

(8)   Carl  Smith  Healey,  b.  June  4,  1901. 
(8)    Donald  Royal  Healey,  b.  April  5,  1904. 
(7)    Hattie  Alice  Healey,  b.  July  20,  1873;    d.  Nagasaki, 
Japan,  Dec.  26,  1878. 
(5)   Martha  Cotton  Thompson,  b.  April  17,  1793;    d.  Oct.  13, 
1880;   m.   (first),  .Jan.  1,  1812,  Henry  Herrick,  b.  April 
11,  1789;   d.  July  23,  1816;  resided  in  Greene,  Me.;   son 
of  Joseph  Herick  and  Mary  Preston.     "As  he  was  the 
youngest  of  the  family,  it  was  expected  that  he  would 
remain  on  the  paternal  estate  and  conduct  the  various 
kinds  of  business  there,  and  take  care  of  his  parents 
in  their  declining  years.     But  he  died  of  consumption 
at  the   age  of  27."     M.    (second),   Sept.   8,  1819,  Capt. 
Nathaniel  Eames  of  Lisbon  (now  Webster),  Me.;  b  Wil- 
mington, Mass.,  Jan.  6,  1775;    d.  April  3,  1827;    he  m. 
(first),  1795,  Lucy  Curtis  of  Harpswell,  Me.,  daughter 
of  James  Curtis;    he  was   the  son   of  Joshua  Eames. 
M.    (third),    Feb.    23,    1843,    Gen.    Jedediah    Herick   of 
Hampden,  Me.,  who  had  first  m.  her  sister,  Mehetable 
Thompson;  no  children. 
Children  of  first  marriage: 

(6)  Harriet  Jewett  Herrick,  b.  Nov.  28,  1812;  d.  May,  1838; 
m.  (as  his  second  wife),  Sept.  9,  1835,  Horace  Cor- 
bett,  Esq.,  b.  Guilford,  Mass.,  April  13,  1797;  d.  April 
5,  1875;   a  woollen  manufacturer  at  Lisbon,  Me.,  for 








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some  time;  moved  to  Freeport,  Me.,  1874,  where  he  d. 
(By  his  first  marriage  he  had  a   daughter  and  two 
or   three  sons.) 
(7)   Harriet  Herrick  Corbett,  b.  Sept.  1,  183G;   d.  July  13, 
1904;    m.,   Sept.  15,  1866,   Isaac  Cotton  Merrill,  b.' 
Freeport.  Me..  Jime  23,  1838:  merchant;  d.  Califor- 
nia. Feb.  12.  1904  ;   sou  of  John  Merrill  and  Lois 
Cottdu  of  I.ewiston.  Me. 
(8)   Horace  Edward  Corbett  Merrill,  b.  Sept.  5,  1871; 
d.   Aug.   23,   1897;    m.,    Jan.   1,  -1894,   Georgia   S. 
Dakin  of  Lewiston,  Me.,  but  b.  in  Scotland  May 
7,  1872:   d.  March  8,  1895. 
(7)   Infant  .son,  unnamed. 

(7)   Evaline  Corbett,  b.  Sept.  9,  1847;   d.  April  21,  1875. 
(6)   Evaline  Thompson  Herrick,  b.  Jan.  22,  1814;  d.  May  8. 
1838;  m.,  July  1,  1836,  Daniel  Weymouth  of  Topsham, 
Me.     He  was  a  trader  at  Webster,  Me. 
(.7)   Francis  Purington  Weymouth,  b.  April   10,  1837;   in 
the  Civil  War  he  was  lieutenant  of  a  New  York 
Volunteer   regiment;    resided   awhile   at   Independ- 
ence, Kan.;    1906,  resides  in  Spokane,  Wash.;    has 
been   superintendent  of  the   water    works   in   that 
(8)   Eva   J.  Weymouth,  b.   Jan.   4,   1866;    resides  with 
her  father. 
Children  of  second  marriage: 

(6)    Ithamar  Bellows  Eames,  b.  June  7,  1822;   d.  Portland, 
Me.,  June   11,   1889.     "Think   he   was  a   graduate   of 
'Bowdoin    College.     Later    he    followed    the    sea    and 
then   settled    down    to   a    law    practice   in    Shanghai, 
China.     He   finally    returned    to   America   and    spent 
some  of  his  last  days  with  his  half-sister,  Mrs.  Har- 
riet Corbett."     M.,  Dec.  14,  1862,   Emma  Hayden  of 
Bath,  Me.;  daughter  of  John  Hayden;  granddaughter 
of    Capt.    William    Hayden;    great-granddaughter    of 
George  Hayden  and  Elizabeth  Potter. 
(7)   Horace  Hayden  Eames,  b.  Shanghai,  China,  Dec.  19, 
1863;  m.,  June  18,  1890,  Miss  Hamilton  of  Hagers- 
town,  N.  J. 
(7)    Emma    Eames,   b.    Shanghai,   China,   Aug.    13,   1867. 
Johnson's  Cyclopedia  says  of  her:    "Opera  singer, 
born   in  China,  where  her  parents,  who  were  na- 
tives  of  Boston,   were   temporarily   residing.     She 
studied   in   Boston   under    local   teachers.     In   1883 


she  went  to  Paris  and  studied  under  Mme.  Mar- 
ches!, and  made  her  debut  there  at  the  Opera,  early 
in  1889,  in  Gounod's  opera,  Romeo  &  Juliette.  In 
1891  she  appeared  in  N.  Y.  as  one  of  Abbey's  Com- 
pany at  the  Metropolitan  Opera  House  and  made 
a  brilliant  success  during  the  season,  especially  in 
Faust.  These  operas  were  taught  her  by  Gounod 
himself.  On  July  29,  1891,  she  married  Julian  W. 
Story,  the  artist,  who  was  b.  at  Walton-on-Thames, 
England,  Sept.  8,  1856.  He  graduated  at  Eton 
(Brasenose  College),  Oxford.  The  son  of  Wm.  W. 
Story,  the  famous  sculptor."  In  the  winter  of  190G 
she  sang  in  "Aida"  in  New  York  City  to  a  fine 
audience.  When  she  is  not  in  America  her  ad- 
dress is  No.  7  Place  des  Etats  Unis,  Paris,  France, 
and  at  Tore  di  Campaignilioni,  Vallombrosa,  Italy; 
in  America,  care  of  Metropolitan  Opera  House. 
Mr.  Charles  E.  Hamlin,  of  Bangor,  Me.,  who  was  a 
dramatic  and  musical  critic  in  New  York  City 
when  she  made  her  debut,  says:  "Emma  Fames  is 
easily  the  most  notable  figure  among  the  women 
we  have  on  the  operatic  stage,  although  Mme.  Nor- 
diea  is  entitled  to  high  rank.  Mme.  Fames  has 
great  temperament  and  passion,  although  she  does 
not  sink  herself  as  completely  out  of  her  roles  as 
Nordica  and  other  artists  do.  She  builds  big.  She 
makes  a  quiet  beginning,  but  after  she  fairly  gets 
into  the  worl^^  she  vitalizes  the  performance.  Her 
voice  is  brilliant,  strong  and  suffictently  tinged 
with  sweetness.  It  has  fine  dramatic  timbre.  She 
completely  fills  the  eye,  and  sometimes  displays 
great  dramatic  power  in  her  acting.  But  her  fault 
is  that  she  is  too  much  herself — and  yet  she  is  a 
regal  figure.  Her  performances  are  always  inter- 
esting and  moving,  if  not  histrionically  convinc- 
ing." Mr.  C.  E.  Hamlin  also  furnishes  this  sketch: 
"The  father  of  Emma  Fames  was  a  lawyer,  of 
Bath,  Me.,  and  Miss  Fames  spent  a  large  part  of 
her  childhood  in  Bath  and  Boston.  Her  father 
practiced  his  profession  in  the  international  courts 
of  Shanghai.  Miss  Fames  gave  early  evidence  of 
having  a  rare  voice,  and  she  began  the  study  of 
music  in  Boston.  Prof.  John  K.  Paine,  then  the  lead- 
ing American  composer  and  professor  of  music  at 


Harvard  University,  was  among  the  first  to  recog- 
nize her  great  ability,  and  he  encourgaged  her  to 
study  for  grand  opera.  She  removed  to  Paris,  where 
she  resumed  her  studies,  spending  two  years  under 
Mme.  Picciotto  and  others,  learning  stage  deport- 
ment, studying  the  mls-rn-scnie  of  various  operas, 
besides  perfecting  herself  in  the  French  language. 
She  made  her  debut  at  the  Paris  Grand  Opera 
House  March  13,  1889,  before  one  of  the  most  criti- 
cal audiences  in  the  world,  in  Gounod's  opera, 
Romeo  and  Juliet.  The  de  Reszke  brothers  were 
in  the  caste.  She  was  just  twenty-one  and  her 
success  was  a  happy  omen  for  her  future.  The 
directors  of  the  Paris  Opera  House  confirmed  her 
engagement  for  the  next  two  years.  At  the  end  of 
that  time  Miss  I^ames  signed  a  contract  to  sing  at 
Covent  Garden,  London,  which  was  a  promotion. 
The  result  was  that  Abbey,  Achoeffel  and  Grau 
engaged  her  to  sing  an  opera  at  the  Metropolitan 
Opera  House  in  New  York  City,  where  she  made 
her  debut  in  1891,  appearing  in  Romeo  and  Juliet, 
the  de  Reszke  brothers  in  the  caste.  Her  success 
made  her  the  leading  American  prima  donna.  She 
was  regarded  as  the  most  beautiful  Juliet  the 
American  stage  ever  produced.  She  revealed  great 
vocal  ability  and  exceptional  dramatic  tempera- 
ment and  histrionic  ability  of  decided  promise. 
Her  greatest  success  was  attained  as  Margarite  in 
Faust,  which  was  presented  that  and  other  seasons 
with  probably  the  greatest  caste  with  which  the 
opera  has  ever  been  performed.  She  also  appeared 
with  success  as  Elsa  in  Lohengrin,  as  Eva  in  Die 
Meistersinger,  as  the  Countess  in  the  Marriage  of 
Figaro,  and  in  other  roles  which  evidenced  her 
versatility.  She  has  been  connected  with  the  Met- 
ropolitan Opera  House  for  many  seasons  since  her 
debut  and  has  always  been  a  great  favorite  with 
the  audiences.  She  is  also  a  great  favorite  in  Lon- 
don and  other  European  cities.  One  instance  of 
peculiar  interest  was  her  first  appearance  in  Maine, 
October,  1905,  which  was  a  veritable  triumphal 
(6)   Lucy  Curtis  Eames,  b.  July  8,  1824:    d.  Oct.  28,  1829. 


(5)   Ruth   Thompson,  b.   Feb.  9,  1796;    d.   Jan.   13,   1849;    m. 
Daniel  Grant  of  Hampden,  Me. 
(G)    Sabia  Grant,  m.,  Feb.,  1843,  Israel  Johnson  of  Carmel, 

(6)   Joel  Thompson  Grant. 
(G)   Hannah  Smith  Grant,  m.  Mr.  Johnson. 
(5)   Hannah    Thompson,   b.    Dec.   3,  1798;    d.  Aug.,   1837;    m. 
William    Davis    of    Lewiston,    Me. 
(G)   "William  Davis. 
(G)   Charlotte  Davis. 
(G)  Nathaniel  Eames  Davis. 
(G)   Martha  Cotton  Davis. 
(G)   Joel  Thompson  Davis,  who  d.  Jan.,  1899. 
(G)    Harriet   Augusta   Davis. 

(5)    Isaac  Cotton  Thompson,  b.  May  22,  1801;    d. ;    m. 

Mercy  Carvill  of  Lewiston,  Me. 
(G)   Alfred  Herrick  Thompson,  b.  Dec.  7,  182G. 
(G)   Theophilus  Thompson  b.  Feb.  15,  1830. 
(G)    Harriet  Augusta  Thompson,  b.  Dec.  1,  1833. 
(G)    Isaac  Woodman  Thompson  b.  April  15,  1837. 
(5)   Theophilus    Boynton    Thompson,    b.    June    6,    1803;    m., 
Nov.    1,    1841,    Charlotte   Corbett   of   Worcester,   Mass., 
daughter  of  Otis  Corbett. 
(G)    Son.  b.  Aug.  28,  1842;   d.  in  infancy. 
(G)   Charlotte  Thompson,  b.  May  2,  1844;  m.  Dr.  C.  H.  Hill. 
(7)    Florence  Hill,  b.  187G;  m.,  April  7,  1890,  Arthur  Pet- 

(7)    Ethel  Hill,  b.  Aug.,  1878. 
(5)   Horatio    Nelson   Thompson,    b.    Dec.    10,    1805;    d.    1852; 

;{!  ^  :{:  ^  :{: 

(4)  Richard  Thompson,  b.  Sept.  15,  1755;  d.  about  1851;  a 
Revolutionary  soldier;  lived  in  Wales,  Me.;  private  in 
Capt.  James  Curtis'  company,  July  17,  1775;  m.  Eliza- 
beth  Ricker. 

(5)   Samuel    Thompson,    m.    Mehetable    Allen,    daughter    of 
■  Joseph  Allen  and  Esther  Thompson. 

(5)  Thomas  Thompson,  m.  Ann  Stafford. 

(5)  Robert  Thompson,  m.  a  widow;  went  to  sea. 

(5)  Rhoda  Thompson. 

(5)  Abigail  Thompson,  m.  Mr.  Smith. 

(5)  Phoebe  Thompson,  m. Miller. 

(5)  Penelope  Thompson,  m. Jeweil. 

^  ^  ^  ^  ii: 

(4)    Robert    Thompson,    b.    Sept.    11,    1757;     d.    180S     (51y.); 


lived  on  the  old  Cornelius  Thompson  homestead  at  New 

Meadows;  m.,  May  23,  1783,  his  cousin,  Ruth  Thompson\ 

b.  New  Meadows,  Me.,  Dec.  29,  17G3;   d.  Feb.  17,  1838,  at 

Miles   Purington's;    funeral   sermon   by   Rev.    Mr.   Conn; 

Rev.   21    :    4.     She  was    the  daughter    of    Capt.    James 

Thompson'  and  Mrs.  Lydia   (Brown)    Harris. 

(5)   Mary  Hazen  Thompson — called  Mollie  in  the  old  records 

b.    New    Meadows,    Me.,    Sept.    14,    1783;    d.    Peabody, 

Mass.,   May   8,   1870;    m.   Alonzo   Cushing   of  Durham, 

Me.,  daughter  of  John  Cushing. 

(5)   Lydia  Brown  Thompson,  b.  Nov.   20,   1875;    d.  at  Lynn, 

Mass.,  in  her  83d  year;  unm. 
(5)   Haimah  Smith  Thompson,  b.  June  1,  1788;   d.  June  19, 
18G6   (77y.,  7m.);   m.,  June  14,  1812,  by  Rev.  Benjamin 
Titcomb,  Daniel  Welch,  b.  Topsham,  Me.,  Feb.  1,  1785; 
d.  Gardiner,  Me.,  May  7,  18C8;   son  of  Samuel  Welch; 
resided  in  Brunswick  and  Gardiner,  Me.     "He  died  in 
a   patient  and    beautiful   old   age   at  the  home  of   his 
adopted  daughter,  Mrs.  Maria  Holbrook  Clark." 
(G)    Samuel  Welch,  b.  Feb.  10,  1819;  d.  April  8,  1823. 
(6)   Mary  Thompson  Welch,  b.  Brunswick,  Me.,  March  10, 
1813;  d.  at  Hallowell,  Me.,  Aug.  3,  1852;  m.  at  Hallo- 
well,  Me.,  by  Rev.  N.  D.  Sheldon.  July  23,  1843,  Jo- 
seph Frost   Nason,  b.    Sanford,   Me.,   June  29,   1813; 
d.  at  Hallowell,  Me.,  Oct.  27,  1877.     He  was  a  dealer 
in  boots  and  shoes. 
The  Nason  line:      (1)   Richard  Nason;    (2)   Benjamin  Na- 
son;    (3)   William    Nason;     (4)   Maj.    Samuel    Nason,    b. 
Portsmouth,  N.   H.,  Feb.  1,  1744;    served  in   the  Revolu- 
tionary War;  resided  at  York  and  Sanford,  Me.;  m.  Mary 
Snores,  b.  Portsmouth,  N.  H.,  March  14,  1744;   daughter 
of  Peter  Shores  and  Susanna  Ball;    (5)   William  Nason, 
b.  York,  Me.,  Aug.  15,  17G7,  and  m.  Jane  Emery  Frost,  b. 
Kittery,    Me.,    June    11,    1778.     (See    Doctor    Stackpole's 
"Old  Kittery,  Me.") 

(7)   Charles    Henry    Nason,    b.    Hallowell    Me.,    Nov.    28, 

1845;    m.,  at  Hallowell,  Me.,  May  23,  1870,  Emma 

Caroline   Huntington,    b.    Aug.    6,    1845;    daughter 

of    Samuel    W.    Huntington    and   his   second    wife, 

Ann  Mayo. 

(8)   Prof.  Arthur  Huntington  Nason,  b.  Augusta,  Me., 

Feb.    3,    1877 ;    resides    University    Heights,    New 

York  City;    graduated  from   Cony  High   School, 

Augusta,   Me.,    1895;    from  Bowdoin   College,   A. 


B.,  1899;  A.  M.,  1903;  teacher  of  English,  Kent's 
Hill    Seminary,    Me.,    1899-1902,    and    at    Penn 
Charter   School,   Philadelphia,  Pa.,  1902;    gradu- 
ate student  and  assistant  in  English  at  Bowdoin 
College,  1902;    graduate  student  in  English,  Co- 
lumbia   University,    New    York    City,    1903-05; 
University  Fellow  in  English,  1904-'05;    instruc- 
tor   in    English,    New    York    University,    since 
Sept.,   1905. 
(7)   Aroline  Nason,  b.  Feb.  26,  1850;    d.  Sept.  27,  1851. 
(7)   Edwin   Francis  Nason,  b.   Oct.   28,  1851;    resides  at 
Augusta,  Me.;  unm. 
(5)   Rachel  Thompson,  b.   Sept.  8,  1790;    d.  Brunswick,  Me., 

185G;    unm. 
(5)   Cornelius  Thompson,  b.  Dec.  8,  1791;   d.  Brunswick,  Me., 
June  12,   1850;    (58  y.);    m.    (first),  Ann  Mcintosh  of 
St.  Andrews,  N.  B.,  b.  Dec.  16,  1799;  d.  March  28,  1836; 
daughter  of  Capt.  John  Mcintosh;  m.   (second),  Sarah 
(6)   Catherine  Mcintosh  Thompson,  b.  St.  Andrews,  N.  B., 
August  21,  1821;    she  now  resides  at  Bath,  Me.;    m. 
Sept.   12,   1844,  James  Ham^  Jr.,  b.  April  10,   1819; 
d.  Bath,  Me.,  Oct.  9,  1883. 
His    Ham    line:      (1)   John    Ham    of    Portsmouth,    N.    H.; 
(2)    Samuel  Ham:    (3)   Joseph  Ham;      (4)   James  Ham, 
b.  Jan.  25,  1776;    d.   Feb.  13,  1866;    he  was  a  farmer  at 
Brunswick,  Me.;    m.,  June  12,  1803,  Mary  Ham,  b.  Jan. 
7,   1779;    d.   Feb.  25,   1863;    daughter   of  John  Ham   and 
granddaughter  of  Tobias  Ham. 
(7)   Hiram    Henry    Ham,    b.    Danvers,    Mass.,    1844;     d. 

1873;  m.  Ann  Hayward  of  Washington,  D.  C. 
(7)  Charles  Albert  Ham,  b.  Danvers,  Mass.,  1846.  He 
resides  at  Bath,  Me.;  he  nearly  always  lived  in 
Bath,  Me.;  graduated  at  Bath  Grammar  School, 
1861; iron  moulder;  he  has  been  a  rheumatic  in- 
valid for  over  twenty  years;  m.  (first),  Jessie 
Allen,  who  d.  1873;  m.  (second),  1877,  Susan  Mc- 
Child  of  first  wife: 

(8)  Daniel  Herbert  Ham,  b.  Portland,  Me.,  1869;  re- 
sides at  Islesboro,  Me.;  graduated  from  Bath 
(Me.)  grammar  school;  steamboat  engineer;  m. 
Laura  Stanley. 


Children  of  second  wife: 

(8)   Lucy  Gertrude  Ham,  b.  Bath,  July  6,  1883;    grad- 
uated at  Bath  High  School. 
(8)   Walter   Chase   Ham,   b.  June,   1886;    graduated  at 

Bath  Grammar  School. 
(8)   May  Luella  Ham,  b.  Feb.  11,  1889. 
(7)   Cornelius  F.  Ham,  b.  East  Boston,  Mass.,  1847;   m. 
Ella  Given  of  Bath,  Me. 
(8)   Winfield  L.  Ham,  b.  1875. 
(8)   Harold  L.  Ham,  b.  1SS3. 
(8)   Raymond  Ham,   b.    1892. 
(7)   Ruth  Ann  Ham,  b.  Brunswick,  1849. 
(7)   Abner   Lewis   Ham,   b.   1851;    resides   in   California; 
m.  Nellie  Howard  of  Lewiston,  Me. 
(8)   Henry  Ham,  b.  1875. 
(7)   Frank  Ezekiel  Ham,  b.  1853;  m.,  1873,  Eva  Graham 
of  Bath,  Me. 
(8)   William  Ham,  b.   1874;    m.,  June  28,  1893,  Jennie 
(9)   Ellen  C.  Ham,  b.  Bath,  1894. 
(9)  Francis  W.  Ham,  b.  1895. 
(9)   Edith  M.  Ham,  b.  189G. 
(9)   Theodore  R.  Ham,  b.  1900. 
(8)   Charles  A.  Ham,  b.  1876. 
(8)   Mabel  Ham.  b.  1879. 
(8)   Arthur  E.  Ham,  b.  1882. 
(8)   Ethel  M.  Ham  b.  1886. 
(8)   Rufus  Ham,  b.  1890. 
(8)   Katherine  Ham,  b.  1895. 
(7)   Eva  Jane  Ham.  b.  Bath,  Me.,  1857;  d.  1888. 
(7)   Lena  Blondell  Ham,  b.  1860;   m.  James  Chatman  of 
Bath,  Me. 
(8)    Inez  Chatman,  b.  1901. 
(8)   Mildred  Chatman,  b.  1902. 
(6)   Ruth  Thompson,  b.  June  12,   1S22;    d.  Aug.  18,  1848; 
m.    (first),  Stephen  Farnham  of  Canterbury,  Conn.; 
m.    (second),  Zillah  Clark  and  resides  at  Westerly, 
R.  L 
Child  of  first  husband: 

(7)    Stephen  B.  Farnham,  b.    Providence,  R.    L,  May   6, 
1848;   resides  at  Westerly,  R.  I. 
(G)   Ann  Maria  Thompson,  b.  April  1,  1825;  resides  at  Wes- 
terly, R.  L;    unm. 
(6)   Mary  Thompson,  b.  June  6,  1827;    d.  West  Bath,  Me., 


July  20,  1886;   m.  Charles^  Donnell  of  Bath,  Me.;   no 
(6)    Isabella    Ann    K.    Thompson,    b.    Brunswick,    Me.;    d. 

(6)   Arabella  Thompson,  b.  Feb.  4,  1833;    m.  David  Davis 
of  Peabody,  Mass. 
(5)   Ruth    Thompson,    b.    Brunswick,   Me.,    Aug.    3,   1794;    d. 
Wakefield,  Mass.,  Feb.  9,  1880;  m.   (first),  Jan.  4,  1822, 
at    New    Meadows,    Me.,    by    Elder    Lamb,    Capt.    John 
Holbrook,  b.  Bath,  Me.,  Nov.  30,  1789;   d.  at  sea,  July 
30,   182.5;    son  of  John  Holbrook  and   Sarah  Higgins; 
resided    at    Topsham,    Me.     His    granddaughter,    Mrs. 
Medora  Small  of,  Me.,  writes:     "I  have  some 
letters  written  by  my  Grandfather  Holbrook  before  and 
after  his  marriage.     In  one  of  these  he  speaks  of  be- 
ing mate  with  Captain  Blakmar,  and  that  the  captain 
was  very   abusive   to  him   and   the  crew.     This   letter 
was  written  from  New   Orleans,  but  the  name  of  the 
vessel   was  not  given.     Another   letter,  dated   Jan.   21, 
1823,  states  that  he  is  just  starting  on  a  voyage  with 
Captain    Farmlej     m    the   schooner   Favorite   of   Bath, 
bound  to   Demarara   and  from  thence  to  Coracoa  and 
then  home.     The  last  letter  was  written  from  Acquiri, 
St.  Domingo,  July,  182.5,  and   in  this  he  says  that  he 
hopes  to  see  his  home  in  six  weeks.     He  speaks  of  his 
'venture'  as  if  he  were  captain  of  the  ship.     I  have  the 
impression    that    he    died    at    sea    while    making    this 
voyage    which    he    mentions.     In    a   letter    dated    Jan., 
1823,  he  states  that  his  brother  Wm.  was  to  come  the 
next  week  with  cotton   and   other  things,  and  it  also 
makes  mention  of  his  brother  Ezekiel.     In  a  letter  of 
his  dated  Bath,  Me.,  June  23,  1823,  he  says  that  he  will 
sail   on  the  morrow  wih  Capt.  Riley   for  some  of  the 
Virgin  Islands,  and  that  he  will  return  in  Sept."     M. 
(second),    Edward    Cunningham    of    Athens,    Me.,   but 
there  were  no  children  of  this  second  marriage. 
Children  of  first  husband: 

(G)  John  Quincy  Adams  Holbrook,  b.  Topsham,  Me..  May 
20,  1823;  d.  July  3,  1893,  in  South  Boston,  Mass. 
He  was  a  prominent  man;  he  first  kept  a  restaurant 
and  later  took  fine  care  of  a  Masonic  building  in 
South  Boston,  Mass.,  and  also  looked  very  kindly 
after  the  sick  brother  Masons.  M.  (first),  June  6, 
1859,   Mrs.   Eliza   Jane  Gibson   of   Boston;    m.    (sec- 


ond),    at    New   Bedford,   Mass.,    Feb.    15,    1S88,    Mrs. 
Lucy  Percival;    no  children. 
(6)   Maria   Ann    G.    Holbrook,    b.    Topsham,   Me.,    Jan.    11, 
1825;  she  resides  at  Lynn,  Mass.;  she  was  adopted  by 
her  aunt,  Mrs.   Hannali   Sniitli    (Thompson)    Welch; 
m.  at  Hallowell,  Me.,  Aug.  21,  1848,  by  Rev.  Samuel 
Field,  Nathaniel  Clark,  Jr.,  b.  Limington,  Me.,  June 
10,    1821.     He    and    his   wife   were    members    of   the 
Baptist  Church  at  Gardiner,  Me.,  until  they  moved 
to  Wakefield,  Mass.;  he  was  a  most  efficient  deacon 
in  the  church;   he  has  always  been  in  the  boot  and 
shoe  business,  having  had  a  store  in  Gardiner,  Me., 
for  some  twenty  years;    he  was  first  in  the  firm  of 
Cox  &  Clark,  and  then  in  business  for  himself;   the 
firm   name  was  then  changed  to  Sprague  &  Clark; 
was    in   business    in   Wakefield,    Mass.,    about    1871; 
since    he    gave    up    work    he    has    resided    with    his 
daughter,  Harriet,  at  Lynn,  Mass.;    son  of  Nathaniel 
Clark  of  Limington,  Me.,  who  m.  Martha  Small,  who 
was  b.  Jan.  15,  1788,  and  d.  Jan.  20,  182G,  and  was 
the  daughter  of  William  Small  and  of  his  first  wife, 
Mary  March,  whom  he  m.  Jan.  7,  1782. 
(7)   Medora   Frances    Clark,    b.    Gardiner,    Me.,    Feb.    13, 
1850;     resides    Oakland,    Me.;     m.,    at    Cliftondale, 
Mass.,  Oct.  24,  1888,  Maj.  A.  H.  Small  of  Oakland, 
(8)   Ralph  Hugo  Small,  b.  Oakland,  Me.,  Dec.  27,  1889. 
(8)   Harold   Adams   Small,   b.   Oakland,  Me.,  April    19, 
(7)   Howard    Ripley    Clark,    b.    Gardiner,    Me.,    Sept.    29, 
18G2;    has    resided    at    Gardiner,    Me.,    Wakefield, 
Mass.,  Boston,  Mass.,  Philadelphia,  Pa.,  New  York 
City,   Chicago,   111.,   etc.;    employed  by   the  Metho- 
dist   Book    Concern,    New    York    City,    for    seven 
years;  with  A.  J.  Holman  &  Co.,  Philadelphia,  Pa.; 
has  been  member  of  the  firm  of  Merrill  &  Baker, 
New  York  City,  and  of  Ridpath  History  Company, 
Chicago,    HI.;    m.,    Sept.    24,    1889,    Louisa   Cecilia 
Magee,  b.  Manayunk,  Pa.,  Feb.  25,  1870;   daughter 
of  Richard  Magee  and  Louisa  Bischoff. 
(8)  Marie  Hildegarde  Clark,  b.  Mt.  Airy,  Philadelphia, 
Pa.,  Aug.  15,  1891;  resides  at  Philadelphia,  Pa. 
(7)    Harriet  Ethel  Clark,  b.  Gardiner,  Me.,  July  13,  1869; 
resides  at  Lynn,  Mass. 


(5)   Eunice  Harding  Thompson,  b.  Sept.  27,  1796;   d.  Oct.  29, 
1879;    m.,   autumn  of  1831,  as  his  third   wife,  Daniel 
Cole  of  Cambridge,  Me.,  b.  July  30,  1800;    d.  April  19, 
1875;   farmer;   son  of  William  Cole,  b.  Greene,  Me.;   d. 
Parkmau,  Me.,   1828    (58y.);    resided  at   first  at  Park- 
man,    Me.,    then    moved    to    Cambridge,   Me.;    William 
Cole  was  a  Baptist  minister  and  m.  Rhoda  Barker  of 
Lewiston,  Me. 
(6)   Hiram  Thompson  Cole,  b.   Jan.   15,   1833;    d.  Aug.   19, 
1899;   m.  Miranda  Watson. 
(7)   Daughter;   m.  S.  C.  Austin. 
(8)    Sons,  Everett  and  El  win  Austin,  live  on  the  old 
Cole  farm  at  Cambridge,  Me. 
(5)   Robert  Thompson,  b.   Dec.   1,   1798;    d.  West  Bath,  Me., 
Sept.   5,   1882;    buried-  in  Brunswick;    resided  most  of 
his  life  on  the  old  Cornelius  Thompson  homestead  at 
New  Meadows,  until  shortly  before  his  death;   farmer; 
m.,  Nov.  14,  1833,  Sylvia  Walker  of  Bath,  Me.,  b.  June 
12,    1795;    d.    April    26,    1877;    daughter    of    Abraham 
(6)   John    Holman    Thompson,    b.    Lisbon,    Me.,    Sept.    19, 
1834;    d.    June    29,    190G;    resided   at    Freeport,    Me.; 
lived    at   Lisbon,    Brunswick,   West    Bath,    Topsham, 
Pownal   and   Freeport;    farmer;    m.,   June   23,    1869, 
Margaret  Oaks  Grows,  b.  Yarmouth,  Me.,  March  27, 
1847;    studied   in  Brunswick    (Me.)    schools;    daugh- 
ter of  Joseph  Ross  Grows  and  Caroline  Coffin. 
(7)   Clara  Sylvia  Thompson,  b.  Brunswick,  Me.,  May  6, 
1870;   resides  at  Freeport,  Me.;   studied  in  schools 
of  West  Bath  and  Brunswick,  Me.,   and  at  Provi- 
dence, R.  I.;   m..  May,  1894,  Jerome  F.  Thomas,  b. 
Portland,   Me.,   July   5,   1857;    studied   in   Freeport 
(Me.)    schools;    druggist;    son  of  John  H.  Thomas 
and  Eliza  A. 
(7)   Walter  Arnold  Thompson,  b.  Brunswick,  Me.,  March 
1,  1872;   studied  at  Brunswick  (Me.)  schools;  Tar- 
box     Express     Company,     Portland,     Me.,     express 
driver;  m.,  Dec.  26,  1905,  Annie  Burrows  of  Green 
Oaks,  N.  S. 
(7)   Charles  Holman  Thompson,  b.  Bunganuc,  Me.,  Sept. 
25,  1876;   studied  in  Brunswick   (Me.)    schools;   re- 
sides at  Freeport,  Me.;    shoe  worker;   m.,  May  16, 
1903,  Birdie  Lucinda  Cummings,  b.   Stony  Brook, 


Me.,  Nov.  26,  1881;  graduated  from  Freeport  (Me.) 
High  School,  1899. 
(7)   Frederic  Eugene  Thompson,  b.  Brunswick,  Me.,  Dec. 
30,  1879;  studied  in  schools  of  Brunswick  and  Free- 
port,   Me.,  and   in  Freeport  Grammar   School;    re- 
sides in  Freeport,  Me;   shoe  worker;   unm. 
(7)   Chester  Ezekiel  Thompson,  b.  Nov.  27,  1885;   studied 
in  Freeport    (Me.)    schools;    graduated  from  Free- 
port    (Me.)    High    School,   1905;    resides   Freeport, 
(6)   Nancy  Allen  Thompson,   b.   Brunswick,   Me.,  Feb.   15, 
1835/'36;    d.  July  24,   1892;    m.,   March,  1863,  as  his 
second  wife,  Simeon  Purington,  b.  West  Bath,  Me., 
April    23,    1816;    d.    May    13,    1875    (59y.);    farmer; 
son  of  Humphrey  Purington  and  Sally  Higgins. 
(7)   Mary  Etta  Purington,  b.  May  27,   1SG4;    resides  103 

Hamilton  Avenue,  Lynn,  Mass. 
(7)    Sarah  Abbie  Purington,  b.  April  22,  1866;   same  ad- 
dress as  sister  in  Lynn,  Mass. 
(7)  Miles   Stanley  Purington,  b.   Dec.   28,   1868;    resides 
West  Bath,  Me., near  the  old  Thompson  homestead; 
farmer   and    mechanic;    m.,    Dec.    19,    1892,    Addie 
Frances  Chase,  b.  West  Bath,  Me.,  Dec.  31,  1868; 
daughter  of  George  E.  Chase. 
(8)   Two   children. 
(7)   Howard   Leslie  Purington,   b.   May   2,   1871;    resides 
at    Lynn,    Mass.;    machinist;    m.,    April    26,    1897; 
Gertrude  Rogers  Brown  of  Lynn,  Mass.,  b.  at  Fred- 
erickton,  N.  B.,  July  24,  1877;    daughter  of  Moses 
Brown  and  Kate  Neals. 
(6)   Rachel  Mary  Thompson,  b.   Oct.  21,  1837;    d.   Sept.   1, 
1906;  resided  17  Piue  Street,  Bradford  Division,  Ha- 
verhill,   Mass.:    m.,    in    Lynn,    Mass.,    May   11,    1866, 
John   Wesley   Dunnells   of   Buxton,  Me.,  b.   Feb.   28, 
1840;  son  of  John  Sawyer  Dunnells  and  Jane  Leavitt 
of  Chatham,  Mass. 
(7)    Idella  Maud  Dunnells,  b.  April  4.  1867;   d.  Plaistow, 
N.   H.,    1897;    m.,   Dec.    25,   1893,   Willie  Brown  of 
Riverside,   Mass.,   suburb  of  Haverhill,   Mass.;    he 
resides    in    Haverhill    and    is    married    a    second 
(8)  Henry  We.sley  Brown,  d.  in  infancy. 
(8)   Babe,  stillborn. 
(7)  Winnifred  May  Dunnells,  b.  Stoughton,  Mass. — now 


Avon— Jan.  1,  1870;    m.,  Oct.  24,  1888,  George  Al- 
bert Gorman,  at  Haverhill,  Mass.,  b.  Newburyport, 
Mass.,  Oct.  5,  18G7;   stationary  engineer. 
(8)    Sylvia  May  Gorman,  b.  Haverhill,  Mass.,  Feb.  12, 

(8)    Ina  Maude  Gorman,  b.  Haverhill,  March  16,  1891. 
(8)   Walter  Albert  Gorman,  b.  Plaistow,  N.  H.,  June  12, 

(8)   George    Frederick    Gorman,    b.    Haverhill,    Mass., 

Feb.  20,  1894. 
(8)    Paul  Gorman,  b.  Haverhill,  Mass.,  Nov.  19,  1897. 
(8)   Clifton     Francis     Gorman,     b.     Haverhill,     Mass., 
March   19,   1900.     The  children  have  studied    in 
Bradford  and  Haverhill,  Mass. 
(7)    Irving  Clarence   Dunnells,   b.  Lynn,  Mass.,  Dec.   20, 
1872;    shoe   cutter;    m.,    July    18,    1900,   Althea    A. 
Moores  of  Haverhill,  Mass.,   b.  Champlain,  N.  Y.. 
March  2G,  1870. 
(8)  Ethel  Dorris  Dunnells,  b.  July  4,  1901. 
(7)   Herbert  Ernest  Dunnells,  b.   Lynn,   Mass.,   Dec.    16, 
1873;    resides    392    Washington    Street,    Haverhill, 
Mass;   graduated  from  Currier's  Grammar  School, 
Haverhill,  Mass,  1889;   shoe  cutter;   has  resided  in 
Lynn,    Mass.,    Bradford      Haverhill,     Calais,     Me., 
Plaistow  and  Pittsfield,  N.  H.;    m.,  June  15,  1898, 
Frances  Adaline  Wilson,  b.  Haverhill,  Mass.,  April 
9,  1879;  graduated  from  Currier's  Grammar  School, 
1895;    one  year   in   Wheeler's  Academy;    daughter 
of  Horace  G.  Wilson  and  Edna  T.  Patten. 
(7)   Harold   Alfred    Dunnells,   b.    Middleton,   Mass.,   Feb. 
24,     1875;     resides    6    Jackson    Street,    Haverhill, 
Mass.;    shoe   cutter;    soldier   in    Spanish- American 
War;    enlisted   at  Haverhill,  Mass.,  Jan.    29,  1898, 
mustered    out    at    Boston,    Mass.,    April    28,    1899; 
Company  F,  Eighth  Massachusetts  Infantry,  Capt. 
William    C.    Dow;    Second    Brigade,    Second    Divi- 
sion, First  Army  Corps,  Capt.  William  A.  Pew,  Jr.; 
m.,  Sept.  3,  1905,  Emma  Ellen  Carlton,  b.  Haverhill. 
Mass.,  Nov.  16,  1878;   studied  in  Haverhill   (Mass.) 
schools;  daughter  of  Charles  Carlton  and  Margaret 

Ellen . 

(7)  Fred  Thompson  Dunnells,  b.  Bradford,  Mass.,  March 
28,  1880;  resides  at  59  Pleasant  Street,  Bradford 
District,  Haverhill,  Mass.;    works  for  Switchboard 


Construction  Company,  New  England  Telegraph. 
&  Telephone  Company,  Boston,  Mass.;  m.,  at  Ha- 
verhill, Mass.,  Sept.  20,  1905,  Clara  Olive  Allen,  b. 
Aug.  15,  1881;  daughter  of  Herbert  Melville  Allen 
and  Augusta  Jane  Varney. 
(5)   Maria  Ann  Goss  Thompson,  b.  July  27,  1803;   d.  Oct.  18, 

1885;   resided  at  West  Bath,  Me., 
(5)   Ezekiel   Thompson,   b.   Dec.  22,   1805;    d.   May  30,   1869; 
one  of  the  chief  founders  of  the  Free  Baptist  Church  at 
Brunswick,  Me. 
(5)    Susannah  Thompson,  b.  May  8,   1810;    d.  at  Brunswick, 

Me.;    unm. 

*  *  *  *  * 

(4)  Phineas  Thompson,  b.  July  21,  1760.  "He  went  to  sea  with 
Captain  Tracey  in  1780."  "He  was  in  a  United  States 
sloop  of  war  and  the  vessel  was  never  heard  from  .and 
was  probably  captured  by  an  English  man-of-war." 


Amos  Thompson  of  Bowdoin,  Me.,  and  His  DescendxVNTs. 

His  line:  (1)  William  Thompson;  (2)  James  Thompson 
of  Kittery,  Me.;  (3)  Capt.  James  Thompson  of  New  Mead- 
ows, Me. 

(4)  Amos  Thompson,  b.  Brunswick  Me.,  Sept.  3,  1749;  d.  Bow- 
doin,  Me.,  Jan.  6,  1S35   (S6y.). 

His  grandson,  Amos  Thompson  of  Belleville,  111.,  writes 
of  him: 

"He  lived  the  greater  part  of  his  life  on  a  farm  about 
two  and  one  half  miles  from  Bowdoinham  Village.  He  told 
me  that  when  he  settled  there  the  country  was  covered 
with  a  heavy  forest  of  timber.  He  said  that  the  bears  were 
so  plenty  that  they  would  destroy  the  green  corn  when  it 
was  in  the  roasting  ear,  and  would  also  kill  the  calves, 
sheep  and  pigs.  He  made  a  snare  by  bendin.%-  down  a 
birch  sapling,  and  baiting  it  with  a  part  of  a  sheep  or  calf 
that  the  bear  had  caught  the  night  before.  When  he  went 
to  the  snare  in  the  morning  he  found  that  he  had  caught 
the  bear  by  the  hind  legs,  and  the  sapling  was  strong 
enough  to  lift  him  from  the  ground.  The  bear  was  stand- 
ing on  his  fore  feet  with  his  hind  parts  in  the  air.  He 
took   his   axe  and  killed   him. 

"He  was  eighty  years  old  when  I  went  to  visit  him,  but 
he  was  still  as  straight  as  a  man  of  thirty  years,  but  he  was 
very  bald.  He  had  his  coffin  made  and  placed  up  stairs 
in  the  brick  house,  so  it  would  be  all  ready  when  it  was 
wanted.  But  he  did  not  need  it  for  six  years  after  he  made 
it.  I  was  much  interested  in  looking  over  the  house 
where  this  grandfather  was  born.  It  had  a  large  chimney 
in  the  middle,  so  that  there  should  be  no  loss  of  the  heat 
from  the  fire.  My  grandfather  told  me  that  he  was  of 
English  descent.  In  the  fall  of  1774  or  1775  he  went  with 
General  Arnold  from  Maine  to  Quebec,  for  the  purpose  of 
capturing  Quebec.  But  the  plan  was  a  failure.  The  army 
lay  on  the  river  below  Quebec  all  that  winter  and  came 
home  in  the  spring  without  accomplishing  anything. 

"My  grandmother,  whose  maiden  name  was  Hannah 
"Wooster,  was  quite  a  stout,  large  woman  at  that  time  and 


appeared    to    enjoy    good    health.     She    said    that   she   was 
some  mixed  with  French  blood." 

The  following  letter  from  Amos  Thompson  clearly  shows 
his  style  of  writing,  as  well  as  many  other  interesting 
things  in  regard  to  him.  It  was  called  out  by  matters  per- 
taining to  the  family  of  his  son,  Abel  Thompson,  who  had 
moved  to  Illinois  some  time  before: 

"Bowdoin   (Maine)  Monday,  May  31st,  1819. 
"Kind  Respectable  Sir: 

"I  have  received  your   letter  of   the   2nd  of  April — last 
part— and  am  gratified  to  hear  from  you  at  such  an  early 
date,  and  shall  endeavor  to  forward  an  answer  according 
to  your  request.     In  the  first  place,  sir,  you  inform  me  how 
and  by  what  means  I  may  become  Administrator  and  Guar- 
dian of  the  children,  which  looks  to  me  most  reasonable, 
but,  sir,  as  you  inform  me  that  my  son  Abel  had  the  de- 
sire that  the  children  should  enjoy  the  benefit  of  his  new 
.settlement  in  that  country,  I  should   recoil  from  interfer- 
ing in  that  business,  but  shall  confide  in  your  wisdom  re- 
specting my  son's  children  and  property  to  be  managed  for 
them  according  to  your  discretion     Sir.  my  age  and  many 
infirmities  of  body  render  me  incapable  of  coming  to  see 
you,  and  the  man  that  I  have  appointed  to  go  on,  namely 
Mr.  Allen,  has  gone  a  great  distance  to  the  Eastward,  so 
that  matter  is  at  an  end.     But  if  he  had  now  been  at  home, 
under  the  consideration  that  my  son's  children  were  still 
to  remain  there,  I  should  have  been  very  far  from  recall- 
ing them  if  Mr.  Allen  had  gone  to  see  them.     Sir,  you  in- 
form me  that  my  son  died   seized  of  about  $1G.00,  which 
was  all  you  found,  which  surprised  me  much,  as  he  must 
have  had  when  he  went  away  from  us  more  than  $2,000.00, 
and  what  should  become  of  it  is  a  great  mystery  to  me, 
without  he  meted  help  to  those  who  moved  at  about  the 
same  time  with  him.     Sir,  I  have  heard  that  he  requested 
to  appoint   Mr.   Barker    (his   Christian  name  I    cannot  at 
present  recollect),  but  Mr.  Barker  may  likely  inform  you. 
Sir,   if  you  have  not  come  to  the  knowledge  of  it,  and  I 
hope,  Sir,  you  will  be  very  solicitous  to  see  to  the  children 
that  they   have  faithful   guardians   and   places   to   live   at 
where  they  may  have  the  instruction  that  will  be  necessary 
for  them,  and,  Sir,  my  desire  for  them  is  fervent,  and  may 
the  God  of  the  fatherless  reward  you,  Sir,  with  the  bless- 
ings of  this  life  and  that  which  is  to  come.     Sir,  there  are 
some  debts  that  are  due  to  the  Estate  of  my  son  from  peo- 


pie  that  are  living  in  our  vicinity,  and  some  of  it  may  be 
collected.  Sir,  if  you  think  convenient,  you  may  consti- 
tute Ezekiel  Allen,  if  you  can  do  it  legally,  which  would 
save  you  considerable  pains  and  trouble,  but  as  I  am  not  at 
present  able  to  say  how  that  may  be,  I  shall  leave  that 
matter  entirely  with  you.  Sir,  you  mention  one  note 
given  by  John  Temple  of  $15.00.  I  suppose  that  he  is  liv- 
ing in  Cincinnati.  Sir,  you  must  act  your  discretion  and 
I  shall  remain  satisfied. 

"Dear  sir,  I  have  written  you  such  things  as  at  pre.sent 
flow  in  my  mind,  but  I  am  loth  to  trouble  you  with  such 
a  long  harangue,  feeling,  Sir,  a  great  reliance  on  your  wis- 
dom and  candor  and  shall  leave  the  whole  to  you,  and 
subscribe  myself, 

"Yours,  with  most  profound  respect, 

"Amos  Thompson. 

"To  Mr.  Hugh  McClintock,  Belleville,  St.  Clair  Co.  Illi- 
nois Territory. 

"P.  S.  Pray,  sir,  remember  us  to  our  dear  grand- 
children for  whom  we  feel  indissoluble  ties  of  tenderness 
and  respect.  Say  to  them,  as  they  are  able  to  bear  it,  that 
they  are  dutiful  and  kind  to  those  who  have  care  of 
them,  and  to  all  around  them,  and  to  remember  their  Cre- 
ator in  the  days  of  their  youth.  And  say  to  Mehetable,  as 
the  first  of  age,  that  she  remind  her  Uncle  Barker's  chil- 
dren that  we  remember  them  with  the  same  tenderness 
and  respect,  and  that  grandfather  and  grandmother  are 
now  desirous  to  hear  from  you  all  as  often  as  you  can  find 
an  opportunity.  And  say  to  Mr.  Barker  and  wife  that  we 
remember  them  with  respect,  and  that  we  are  enjoying  the 
blessings  of  health  as  our  age  will  permit.  Hoping  that 
these  lines  may  find  each  of  our  dear  relatives  enjoying 
the  same  blessings.  Betsy  and  Hannah  and  their  families 
are  in  good  health. 

"Amos    Thompson." 

Hon.  Horace  Purington  of  Waterville,  Me.,  a  great- 
grandson  of  Amos  Thompson,  says  of  him:  "He  was  a 
man  of  great  energy  and  strong  will.  Nothing  was  too 
hard  for  him  to  undertake  or  overcome.  He  was  a  man 
of  a  mechanical  turn  and  somewhat  inventive.  He  built 
a  saw  and  gristmill,  and  operated  it  for  many  years,  thus 
accommodating  the  country  for  miles  around.  Many  times 
have  I  heard  the  old  men  of  the  town  tell  of  their  going  to 


this  mill  with  their  grists  of  corn,  wheat  and  rye,  which 
at  first  they  carried  on  their  backs  for  miles.  Later  on, 
horses  could  be  used  on  the  rough  roads.  Amos  Thomp- 
son was  high  sheriff  of  his  town  for  many  years.  Many 
rough  men  were  in  the  country  in  those  days,  but  no  man 
too  ugly  for  him  to  arrest  ever  crossed  the  borders  of 

"He  was  a  man  of  keen  wit,  and  many  are  the  stories 
which  are  told  of  the  jokes  which  he  played  on  others  when 
he  was  sure  they  would  do  no  personal  harm,  but  fix 
some  needed  lesson  in  the  minds  of  his  neighbors.  One 
year  the  town  of  Bowdoin  offered  five  dollars  per  head  for 
every  wolf  which  was  caught  in  the  town.  At  the  same 
time  the  neighboring  town  of  Topsham  offered  the  same 
sum  for  every  wolf  that  was  killed  in  the  town.  In  a  few 
days  after  this,  Amos  Thompson  caught  three  wolves  in 
Bowdoin,  and  promptly  received  the  bounty  which  was 
offered  for  them.  He  then  took  the  wolves  to  Topsham 
and  killed  them,  and  got  the  bounty  there.  His  townsmen 
•  tried  to  get  even  with  him  by  calling  him  'Wolf  Thomp- 
son,' but  each  time  the  nickname  was  used  more  and  more 
people  laughed  at  his  keen  wit.  Both  towns  made  their 
laws  in  regard  to  bounties  for  wolves  to  harmonize,  for 
they  well  knew  at  what  points  the  shafts  of  wit  had  been 
aimed.  'Days  of  argument  would  not  have  accomplished 
what  a  few  jokes  of  his  did,'  was  the  ready  verdict  of  all 
who  knew  Amos  Thompson  well." 

Amos  Thompson  m.  Oct.  15,  1774,  Hannah  Wooster,  b. 
in  Falmouth,  or  Gorham,  Me.;  d.  Bowdoin,  Me.,  Jan.  25, 
1835  (84  y.).  The  marriage  intention  states  that  he  was 
then  living  "without  the  bounds  of  the  town  of  Bowdoin." 
Amos  Thompson  and  his  wife  lived  together  60  years, 
and  her  death  occurred  only  four  weeks  after  that  of  her 
husband.  The  records  of  the  children  were  found  in  the 
ancient  Bowdoin  records.  To  this  Weston  Thompson, 
Esq.,  of  Brunswick,  Me.,  added  Betsy,  who  died  at  the  age 

of  12  years,  and  a  child  which  died  in  infancy. 

(5)  Abel  Thompson,  b.  Lincoln  County,  District  of  Maine, 
Aug.  15,  1775;  d.  Randolph,  St.  Clair  County,  111.,  Sept. 
17,  1818.  He  is  said  to  have  been  the  second  child  born 
in  Lincoln  County,  Me.  One  writer  says  he  moved  to 
Bowdoin,  Me.,  in  1804.  His  intention  of  marriage  is 
dated  April  7,  1797,  to  Mary  Haynes^  b.  Oct.  10,  1770;  d. 



St.  Clair  County,  111.,  Sept.  15,  1818;   daughter  of  David 
Haynes,  who  was  b.  at  Sudbury,  Mass.,  1740,  and  spent 
most  of  his  life  in   Bowdoinham,  Me.;    her  mother  was 
Sarah     Rowland.     The     Haynes     line     is:      (1)      Walter 
Haynes,    b.    England,    1583;     (2)   John   Haynes,    b.    1G21; 
(3)     Peter    Haynes;      (4)     David    Haynes;      (5)     David 
Haynes,  father  of  Mary.     Abel  Thompson   and  wife  are 
buried    seven    miles    southwest    of    Belleville,    111.     Abel 
Thompson,   with   his  wife  and  five  children,   left  Maine 
for  Illinois  in  Oct.,  1810.     They  arrived  in  Illinois  March 
15,  1818,  and  the  following  September  both  the  parents 
died    within    two    days    of    each    other.     His   son,    Amos 
Thompson,    wrote    of    him:     "He    joined    the    Methodist 
Church  when  he  was  a  young  man.     He  was  a  steadfast 
Christian  all  his  life.     How  he  kept  up  his  church  rela- 
tionship  during  many   years   when   he   had   few   church 
privileges  was  but  little  short  of  heroic.     Father  never 
accumulated    much   property.     When   he   died   he   owned 
a  farm  of  140  acres  in  St.  Clair  County,  111." 
(6)   Betsy  Thompson,  b.  Bowdoin,  Me.,  July  23,   1797    (July 
25,  179G);    d.  Oct.,  1834;   buried  in  the  Phillips  Ceme- 
tery   near    Belleville,    111.;    m.,    Dec.    8.    1814,    Ezekiel 
Allen,  b.  Dec.   4,   1792;    d.  1819.     "A  widow  with  four 


children,  she  went  to  Illinois  in  1820  with  her  uncle, 
Amos  Thompson,  who  visited   Maine  that  year.     Only 
three  of  her  children  went  with  her,  as  Margery  Allen, 
the  second   child,  preferred  to  stay  with  her  father's 
people  in  Maine." 
(7)   Mary  Ann  Allen,  b.  June  2,  1815;   d.  1840;    m.  George 
Stuntz,  who  was   b.   Belleville,   111.,  March  26,   1810, 
and    d.    Sept.    21,   1845;    farmer;    son   of   Capt.   John 
Stuntz,    who    lived    near    Belleville,    111.;    buried    in 
Stuntz   Cemetery,    South   Newton,    St.   Clair   County, 
(8)   Conrad   Stuntz,   b.  July    22,   1835;    d.   Sept.   6,   1891; 
he  lived  in  St.  Clair  County,  III.,  save  a  year  or  so, 
about  1SG4,  when  he  visited  in  Oregon;   he  was  a 
school  teacher  in  his  younger  days. 
(8)   Child,  d.  in  infancy. 

(8)  Lucius  Dow  Stuntz,  b.  at  the  house  of  his  grand- 
father, Capt.  John  Stuntz,  near  Belleville,  111., 
Jan.  7,  1837;  resides  Freeburg,  111.;  farmer;  m. 
(first),  Feb.  19,  1801,  Mary  Ann  Holcomb,  b.  near 
Hecker,  111.,  Feb.  19,  1844;   d.  Oct.  18,  1866;  buried 


in  Richland  Cemetery,  nine  miles  south  of  Belle- 
ville, 111;  daughter  of  John  Holcomb  and  Lavina 
Potter;  m.  (second),  Sept.  10,  1868,  Mary  J.  Var- 
ner,  b.  Aug.  23,  1841;  daughter  of  Abraham  Varner 
and  Edna  E.  Williams;  parents  of  Virginia. 
Child  of  first  wife: 

(9)   George   Osmund   Stuntz,  b.   St.  Clair  County,   111.,. 
Dec.  15,  1862;  resides  453  North  Sixteenth  Street,. 
East  St.  Louis,  111.;   began  teaching  in  1893  and; 
continued  until  the  fall  of  1896;  was  then  elected 
register  of  deeds  for  St.  Clair  County,  111.,  and 
held  the  position   for  four  years;    then  entered 
an  abstract  title  office;    is  now  deputy  assessor 
in  East  St.  Louis,   111.;    m.,  Aug.  11,  1886,  Mary 
Katherine  Spitz,  b.  Randolph  County,  111.,  Feb.. 
21,  1866;    daughter  of  Conrad  Spitz  and  Kathar- 
(10)   Jessie  May  Stuntz,  b.  Sept.  11,  1887. 
(10)   Harrison  Goldwin  Stuntz,  b.  Jan.  16,  1889. 
(10)   George  Washington  Stuntz,  b.  Feb.  22,  1891. 
(10)    John  Arlington  Stuntz,  b.  Nov.  12,  1894. 
(10)   Clara  Matilda  Stuntz,  b.  Jan.  24,  1898., 
(10)   Helen  Edna  Stuntz,  b.  Dec.  3,  1900.. 
Child  of  second  wife: 

(9)   Lucius  D.    Stuntz,   Jr.,   b.  April   10,   1874;    resides: 
Coulterville,  Randolph  County,  111.;   in  the  fruit 
canning  business;   m.,  Oct.  30,  1895,  Mary  Jean- 
nette  Dixon,  b.  Nov.  26,  1873. 
(10)   Edna  Stuntz,  b.  Nov.  13,  1896. 
(7)   Margery  Allen,  b.  Bowdoin,  Me.,  June  4,  1817;  "m.  Hol- 
brook."     "A  number  of  years  ago  she  was  a  widow 
with  three  children." 
(7)   Hannah    Allen,    b.    Bowdoin,    Me.,    April    17,    1821;    d. 
April  8.  184G:   she  went  to  Illinois  in  1830  with  her 
uncle,  Amos  Thompson;    m.,  April   6,  1838,   Edward 
D.  Terrell,  b.  Miilersburg,  Ky.,  March  29,   1815;    d. 
May    10,    1904;    son   of  Jeremiah   Terrell   and   Mary- 
Christy  of  Miilersburg,  Ky.     In  May,   1829,  Edward 
D.  Terrell  went  to  Belleville,  111.,  and  in  1860  moved 
to   Holden,   Mo.;    farmer   and   merchant;    in  his   old 
age  he  spent  his  very  happy  days   in  his   pleasant 
(8)   Mary  Elizabeth   Terrell,   b.   Belleville,   111.,   May   27, 
1839;   studied  in  Belleville  schools  and  in  Winona 


College  at  Jacksonville,  111.;  for  five  years  she  was 
a  very  successful  school   teacher. 
(8)   Martha   Jane  Terrell,   b.   Aug.   20,   1841;    studied   in 
Belleville  schools   and   in   St.   Joseph   Academy  at 
St.  Louis,  Mo.;    m.   at  Holden.   Mo.,   Dec.   1,   1851, 
Daniel  K.   Carmichael,  b.   near   Holden,  Mo.,  July 
20,  1837;  farmer  in  Holden,  Johnson  County,  Mo.; 
son  of  Isaac  Carmichael  and  Pamelia  Lowrey. 
(9)   May  Bessie  Carmichael,  b.   Holden,  Mo.,   May  27, 
1868;   d.  Nov.  30,  1898;  m.,  July  22,  1887,  Benner 
F.    Shrinkel,    b.    Thorneville,    0.,    Oct.    2G,    1861; 
farmer  near  Holden,  Mo.' 
(10)   Mary  Elsie  Shrinkel,  b.  Oct  20,  1888. 
(iO)   Carrie  Blanche  Shrinkel,  b.  Dec.  20,  1890. 
(10)   Martha  Mabelle  Shrinkel,  b.  July  20,  1893. 
(10)   Arthur  Edward  Shrinkel,  b.   Feb.  29,   1896;    d. 

June  28,  1896. 
(10)   Bessie  Mildred  Shrinkel,  b.  Oct.  2,  1898. 
(9)   James  Edward  Carmichael,  b.  Holden,  Mo.,   Sept., 
17,   1871;    farmer  at   Holden,   Mo.;    m..   May   2/, 
1894,  Katherine  Buss,  b.  Windsor,  Mo.,  Sept.  14, 
(8)   James   Jeremiah   Terrell,   b.    Belleville,    111.,   July    6, 
1844;  farmer  at  Holden,  Mo.;  studied  in  the  Chris- 
tian Brothers'  School  at  St.  Louis,  Mo.;   soldier  in 
the  Civil   War,   enlisted   Aug.    6,   1862,   discharged 
Aug.    12,    1865,    in    the    Thirty-third    Missouri    In- 
fantry;    m.,    at    Jacksonville,    111.,    Oct.    29,    1873, 
Elizabeth   Ennis,    b.    March    6,    1848;    daughter   of 
Henry  Ennis  and  Rebecca  Adams. 
(9)   William   Ennis   Terrell,   b.    Holden,   Mo.,   April    4, 
1875;    merchant    at    Sedalia,    Mo.;    m.,    Nov.    8, 
1899,  Elizabeth  Courtney,  b.   Dresden,  Mo.,  Dec. 
IS,  1872;   daughter  of  Peter  Courtney  and  Eliza- 
beth Bract. 
(9)   Arthur    David    Terrell,    b.    Holden.    Mo.,    June    18. 
1877;   resides  at  lola,  Kan.;  civil  and  mining  en- 
gineer; m.,  July  22,  1903,  Nellie  Bannon;  daugh- 
ter of  John  T.  Bannon  and  Elizabeth  Foot. 
(10)   Edward  Arthur  Terrell,  b.   lola,  Kan.,  Jan.  18, 
(9)   James  Earle  Terrell,   b.  June   5,  1879;    farmer  at 
Holden,  Mo. 


(8)   Hannah  Allen  Terrell,  b.   Belleville,  111.,  March   25, 
1846;   d.  May  7,  1846. 
(7)   Betsy  Allen,  b.  Bowdoin,  Me.,  Feb.  25,  1823;  d.  1840. 
(6)   Hannah  Thompson,  b.  Bowdoin,  Me.,  March  20,  1799;   d. 
July  21,  1886;   always  resided  in  Bowdoin,  Me.,  much 
of  the  time  with  her  son,  Ezekiel  Grover.     Her  father, 
Abel  Thompson,   cleared   a   farm  in  the  Bowdoin   for- 
ests when  she  was  but  five  years  old;    when  she  was 
but  nine  years  old  she  carried  corn  to  the  mill,  five 
miles  distant,  near  the  Estey  mill.  Little  River,  that 
it  might  be  ground  into  meal.     The  corn  was  lashed  to 
the  horse's  back,  she  riding  in  front  of  it;   there  were 
then  no  roads  or  ways  of  guidance  save  the  spotted  or 
blazed  trees;  the  country  was  full  of  Indians  and  wild 
beasts;   at  that  time  there  were  no  houses  or  roads  at 
Lisbon  Falls,  Me.;   m.,  Sept.  18,  1815,  James  Grover,  b. 
Jan.  26,  1790;  d.  March  26,  1849;  he  was  the  son  of  An- 
drew Grover,  who  was  twice  married.     This  family  re- 
sided about  two  miles  from  the  old  Thompson  home- 
stead and  about  four  miles  from  West  Bowdoin,  Me. 
(7)   Eliza  Jane  Grover,  b.  Bowdoin,  Me.,  March  12,  1816;  d. 
Taylorsville,  111.  April  7,  1899;   m.   (first),  Mr.  Jack- 
son;  m.   (second),  Mr.  Goud  of  Taylorsville,  111. 
(7)   Mary   E.    Grover,   b.    Bowdoin,   Me.,   July    7,    1818;    d. 

March  26,  1844;  unm. 
(7)   Abel    Thompson    Grover,    b.    Bowdoin,    Me.,    May    27, 
1820;   d.  Bowdoin,  Me.,  June  11,  1901;   he  moved  to 
West  Bowdoin,  Me.,  March  27,  1858.     "He  was  one  of 
Bowdoin's  oldest  and  most  respected  citizens  and  was 
born  and  brought  up  on  the  old  place  now  owned  by 
Ezekiel  Grover,  near  Cfesar's  Pond;  he  was  the  only 
surviving  member  of  a  family  of  eight  boys  and  four 
girls;   this  farm  was  taken  up  by  his  father,  James 
Grover,  from  wild  lands,  in  1815;   he  d.  on  the  old 
Abel  Thompson  farm."     M.,  in  Webster,  Me.,  Sarah 
Hannah  Roberts,  b.  Jan.  15,  1824;  d.  Dec.  4,  1901. 
(8)   James  A.   Grover.   b.   May   18.   1847;   resides  Lisbon 
Falls,  Me.;    m.,  Dec.   29,  1878,  Mary  A.  Grover  of 
Litchfield,  Me.,  b.  March  6,  1860;   d.  July  4,  1901; 
daughter  of  George  Nelson  Grover  and   Emma  J. 
Buker;  farmer. 
(9)   Gilbert  N.  Grover,  b.  Oct.  13,  1880. 
(9)   Walter  L.  Grover,  b.  Sept.  13,  1882. 
(9)   Mabel  Grover,  b.  Jan.  25,  1886. 


(8)    Sarah  Hannah  Grover,  b.  April  7,  1848;    d.  Sept.  7, 

iS)   Mary  Elizabeth  Grover,  b.  March  1,  1850;  studied  in 
Bowdoin  (Me.)  schools;  address,  Lisbon  Falls,  Me., 
R.  F.  D.  No.  1;    m.    (first),  April  i8,  1878,  Lewis 
Mareellus  Haines,  who  d.  Dec.  8,  1903;   carpenter; 
son  of  Lyman  Haines,  formerly  of  (jampton  Village, 
N.    H.,    l)ut   now    residing   at    Rangeley,    Me.,    and 
Sally  C.  Jones  of  Campton  Brmgc,  N.  H.;    she  m. 
(second),  April  25,  1906,  John  Franklin  Grover,  b. 
Nov.  26,  1857. 
<8)   Eldora  Grover,  b.  Jan.  30,  1862;  m.,  Oct.,  1885,  Gran- 
ville M.   Small  of  Lisbon,  Me.;    resides  at  Lisbon. 
<S)   George  Wilbert  Grover,  b.  May  23,  1865;    d.  March. 
1886;    resided    in    Bowdoin,    Me.;    farmer;    m.,    in 
Bowdoin,  Feb.  20,  1878,  Sylva  J.  Wheeler,  b.  Bow 
doin.  Me. 
(8)   Abel  Thompson  Grover,  b.  July  7,  18G7;    resides  on 
the   old  Abel    Thompson   farm   at  West  Bowdoin, 
Me.;  farmer;  m.,  Dec,  1904,  Tinnie  Newell  of  Web- 
ster, Me. 
(8)   King  Tallman  Grover,  dead. 
(8)   Frederick  Grover,  dead. 

(8)   Angelia  Grover,  b.  Dec.  26,  18G1;   m.,  at  the  Grover 
homestead,  Dec.  25,  1881,  Hosea  Bickford  of  Bow- 
doin, Me.;  resides  at  Lisbon  Falls,  Me. 
(8)    Sidney  Grover. 
(8)   Eugene   Grover. 
(8)   Persia  Grover;  d.  Jan.,  1906. 
(7)   Clara  Grover,  b.  May  21,  1822;   d.  April  12,  1882;    m., 
at  the  Grover  homestead,  James  Barnes  of  Deering, 
N.  H.;  resided  at  Hillsborough  Bridge,  N.  H. 
(7)   Ezekiel  Grover,  b.  Aug.  31,   1826;    m.,  Sept.   27,  1866, 
Maria    Ellen    Cox,    b.    April    20,    1828;    daughter   of 
Isaac  Cox  and  Desire  Estes;  no  children. 
(7)   Andrew   Grover,  b.   Aug.   31,   1826;    d.   at  sea,  Feb.   8, 

1845;  unm. 
(t)   Orrin  Grover,  b.  July  15,  1828;    d.  Bowdoin,  Me.,  Dec. 

1,  1858. 
(7)  James  Grover.  b.  July  5,  1830;  d.  Dec.  11,  1852. 
(7)  George  Nelson  Grover,  b.  Bowdoin,  Me.,  July  18,  1832; 
d.  Litchfield,  Me.,  March  7,  1858;  farmer;  m.  (first), 
in  Bowdoin,  Oct.  10,  1853,  Martha  C.  Smith  of  Lisbon, 
Me.,  b.  July  18,  1838;  d.  July  26,  1855;  m.  (second), 
June  6,   1857,   Emma  Jane  Buker,   b.  Bowdoin,   Oct. 


28,    1829;     daughter    of    Timothy    Buker    and    Betsy 
Child  of  first  wife: 

(8)   Winfred    N.    Grover,    b.    Bowdoin,   Feb.    2,    1855;    d. 
Bowdoin,  March  10,  1870. 
Children  of  second  wife: 

(8)   George  N.  Grover,  b.  April  8,  1858;  mechanic;  unm.; 

resides  at  Litchfield,  Me. 
(8)   Mary    Grover,   b.    March   6,    1860;    d.    July   4,   1901; 
lived    at    Lisbon    Falls,    Me.;     m.,    Dec.    29,    1878, 
James    Grover,   b.   May   18,   1847;    farmer;    son   of 
Albert     Thompson     Grover     and     Sarah     Hannah 
Roberts.      (See  records.) 
(8)   Emma  J.  Grover,  b.  Bowdoin,  Me.,  Feb.  7,  18G4;   re- 
sides  at   Litchfield,   Me.;    address,   Richmond   Cor- 
ner, Me.;    m.,  Nov.   8,  1882,  Horatio  C.  Allard,   b. 
April  9,  1854;  son  of  William  H.  Allard  and  Eliza- 
beth La  Plain. 
(9)    E.  Ethel  Allard,  b.  March  7,  1884. 
(9)   M.  Gertrude  Allard,  b.  July  16,  1886. 
(9)   Harrie  G.  Allard,  b.  June  17,  1889. 
(8)   Eliza  J.   Grover,  b.   Nov.   14,  1866;    resides  in   Bow- 
doinham.  Me.;   m.,  April  2,  1895,  Edward  Buker,  b. 
June,  1868;   son  of  William  Greenwood  Buker  and 
Olive  Tongue. 
(9)   William  G.  Buker,  b.  Sept.  28,  1896. 
(7)   King  Tallman  Grover,   b.  Jan.   1,   1835;    d.  March   10, 

1875;  m.,  in  Bowdoin,  Me.,  Esther  Maloon. 
(7)  Amanda  Grover,  b.  Bowdoin,  Me.,  Jan.  18,  1837;  d.  New 
Haven,  Ind.,  Jan.  9,  18G4;  moved  to  Allen  County, 
Ind.,  April  10,  1863;  m.,  Oct.  9,  1853,  Benjamin  Gro- 
ver, b.  Bowdoin,  Me.,  April  29,  1825;  d.  in  Indiana 
Nov.  15,  1906.  Benjamin  Grover  m.  (second),  Ma- 
randa  Small  of  New  Haven,  Ind. 
Children  of  first  marriage: 

(8)    Sidney  Grover,  b.  Aug.  25,  1854. 

(8)   Martha   Ellen  Grover,   b.   Nov.   25,   1855;   d.   Dec.   8, 

(8)   John  Franklin  Grover,  b.  Nov.  26,  1857;  resides  Lis- 
bon Falls,  Me.;  m.,  April  25,  1906,  Mrs.  Mary  E. 
(Grover)   Haines. 
(8)   Clara  Elizabeth  Grover,  b.  May  11,  1861;  d.  June  28, 

(8)   Amanda  Eleanor  Grover,  b.  Allen  County,  Ind.,  Oct. 
1,   1863. 


Children  of  second  marriage: 

(8)   Albert  and  Etta  Jane  Grover   (twins). 
(8)   Israel  Luther  Grover. 
(8)   Alice  Grover. 
(8)   Benjamin  AY.  Grover. 
(8)   Nelson  P.  Grover. 
(7)   Fairfield  Grover,  b.  July  26,  1839;  d.  April  23,  1842. 
(b)   Boy  and  girl;  d.  in  infancy. 

(6 J   Mehetable  Thompson,  b.  Bowdoin,  Me.,  May  3,  180G;    d. 
March,   1849;    buried   in   Phillips  Cemetery,   Belleville, 
111.;     m.,    in    Bowdoin,    Me.,     Sept.    9,    1821,     Samuel 
Phillips,  b.  Oct.,  1797;   d.  Jacksonville,  111.,  Oct.,  1865; 
farmer  in  St.  Clair  and  Jackson  counties,  111.;    son  of 
David    Phillips  of  Turkey  Hill,  Belleville,  111. 
(7)   Daniel   Thompson   Phillips,  b.   Belleville,   111.,  Jan   27, 
1823;  d.  June  14,  1906;  moved  to  Oregon  in  1S57;  re- 
sided at  Cornelius,  Ore.;  brick  maker;  m.,  April  17, 
1845,   Martha   Tate,  b.  Pennsylvania,  Dec.   27,   1828; 
daughter  of  D.  M.   Tate  and  Elizabeth  Clamfant. 
(8)   Melissa  J.  Phillips,  b.  March  17,  1847';    m..  May  22, 
1863,  C.  W.  Purdin  and  resides  at  Hillsboro,  Ore. 
(9)   Mary  Ann  Purdin,  b.  1875;   m.,  March  11,  1888,  C. 
A.  Taylor,  farmer  at  Greenville,  Ore. 
(10)   Two  daughters  and  a  son. 
(9)   Walter  H.  Purdin;   farmer  at  Greenville,  Ore.;   m. 
in  1S93. 
(10)   Two  children. 
(9)   Huston    W.    Purdin;    farmer    at    Greenville,    Ore.; 
m.,  1896;  no  children. 
(8)   Miles  C.  Phillips;   telegraph  operator,  Forest  Grove, 

(8)   Edward  M.  Phillips;  m.,  1894. 
(8)    Stella  Phillips;   m.,  1893,  Greenville,  Ore. 
(8)   Charles  Phillips;  clerk  at  Hillsboro,  Ore. 
(8)    David  H.  Phillips;  resides  at  Hillsboro,  Ore. 
(8)   Otis  H.  Phillips;  resides  at  Hillsboro,  Ore. 
(8)   Alonzo  Adolphus  Phillips,  b.   St.   Clair  County,   111., 
March     31,     1849;     studied     in     Hillsboro     (Ore.) 
schools;    has  lived  in  Cornelius,  Ore.,  since  1865; 
brick  mason,  school  clerk,  notary  public,  etc.;   m., 
Oct.    15,    1871,   Martha  Jane   Stanley,   b.   Missouri, 
(9)   Mary  Frances  Phillips,  b.  Tangent,  Linn  County, 
Ore.,  Aug.  14,  1872;    resides  at  Monument,  Ore.; 


Studied  at  Oak  Plain  School,  near  Halsey,  Ore.; 
m.,  Jan.  1,  1894,  George  Washington  Saunders,  b. 
Hillsboro,  Ore.,  July  20,  1861;   merchant. 
(10)   Alice  Clare  Saunders,  b.  Oct.  14,  1894. 
(9)    Daniel  Webster  Phillips,  b.  Corvallis,  Ore.,  Oct.  15, 
1880;    resides  Baker  City,   Ore.;    m.  Alice  Endi- 
(9)   Hattie   May   Phillips,   b.    Corvallis,    Ore.,    Dec.   22, 

1882;  d.  Sept.  4,  189G. 
(9)   Nellie  Phillips,  b.    Corvallis,   Ore.,  Feb.   17,   1884; 
studied   in   Corvalli.s  schools;    lived  at  Corvallis 
until   1904;    resides   1543  Valley  Avenue,   Baker 
City,   Ore.,   m.,   July   9,   1904,   George  W.   Ecker- 
man,  b.  Albany,  Ore.,  Oct.   19,  1879;    merchant; 
son  of  Hiram  Eckerman  and  Minerva  J.  Harris. 
(10)   Helen  Jeannette  Eckerman,  b.  Nov.  9,  1905. 
(9)   Lester  Phillips,  b.  May  31,  1894. 
(8)   Christian  N.   Phillips,  b.   Feb.   5,   1851;    d.   Sept.   16, 

(8)  Ellen  Phillips,  b.  Feb.  8,  1853;  resides  Cornelius, 
Ore.;  m.  (first),  Feb.  18,  1869,  Mark  Hoffman,  b. 
Illinois;  d.  1884;  farmer;  m.  (second),  Sept.  15, 
1S78,  Grafton  Baker  Vickers,  b.  Sept.  12,  1846; 
Children  of  first  husband: 

(9) Daniel  Lee  Hoffman,  b.  Cornelius,  Ore.,  June  30, 
1871;  studied  in  Hillsboro  (Ore.)  High  School; 
farmer,  two  miles  from  Courtney,  N.  D. ;  m., 
Dec,  1901,  Lulu  Wright  of  Courtney,  N.  D. 
(9)  Irving  Hill  Hoffman,  b.  May  21,  1874;  resides  at 
Portland,  Ore.;  graduated  from  Cornelius  (Ore.) 
High  School;  m.,  1898,  Anna  Neep. 
Children  of  second  husband: 

(9)   Rhoda  Ann  Vickers,  b.  June  23,  1879;   graduated 

from  Cornelius  (Ore.)  High  School. 
(9)   Pratt  Grafton  Vickers,  b.  Jan.  21,  1881;   telegraph 
operator    at    St.    Joseph,    Ore.;    graduated    from 
Pacific  University,  Forest  Grove,  Ore.;   m.,  June 
20,  1906,  Clara  Lund. 
(9)   William  Baker  Vickers,  b.  Oct.  10,  1883;  graduated 
from  Pacific  University,  Forest  Grove,  Ore.;  con- 
fectionery   store,    Cornelius,    Ore.;     m.,    Feb.    5, 
1905,  Jeannette  Ross  of  Portland,  Ore. 
(9)   Franklin  Arthur  Vickers,  b.  June  2,  1885;   d.  Jan. 
23,  1889. 


(8)    Sarah  E.  Phillips,  b.  Jan.  5,  1855;  resides  at  Gaston, 
Ore.;   m.  (first),  Dec.  26,  1874,  Martin  Parsons;  m. 
(second),  Jan.  5,  1880,  Darling  Smith. 
Children  of  first  husband: 

(9)   Martha  J.  Parsons;   m.  Eben  Hall,  a  farmer,  and 
resides  at  Dilley,  Ore. 
(10)   Willis  Hall,  b.  1896. 
(9)   Rosa  May  Parsons,   b.  Jan.  7,  1878;    m.,  Nov.  26, 
1894,   Robert  Hougherty,   and   resides   at  Lafay- 
ette, Ore. 
(10)   Fanny  Hougherty. 
(10)    Harold  Hougherty. 
(10)    Earle  Hougherty. 
Children  of  second  husband : 

(9)   Lulu  Smith;  m.,  Sept.  1,  1898.  George  Stuart,  and 
resides  at  Dilley,  Ore. 
(10)   Lilly  Stuart. 
(10)   Tracey  Stuart. 
(9)   Herbert  Smith;    resides  at  Westfall,  Ore.;   farmer. 
(9)   Nettie  Smith;  resides  at  Dilley,  Ore. 
(9)   Vivian  Smith,  b.  1887. 
(9)   Roy  Smith. 
(8)   Milly  Phillips,  b.  Dec.  24,  1857;  resides  at  Mist,  Ore. 

m.,  June  8,  1877,  Walter  S.  Shearer;  farmer. 
(8)   George  W.  Philips,  b.   Oct.  6,  1859;    resides  at  Port- 
land, Oi'e. 
(8)   Mary  F.  Phillips,  b.  Jan.  8,  1862;  d.  July  2,  1864. 
(8)   Alice    E.    Phillips,    b.    March    14,    1864;    resides    at 
Hillsboro,  Ore.;    m.,  Sept.  28,  1882,  J.  E.  Found. 
(9)   Bodie  Found,  b.  Jan.  29,  1883. 
(9)   Ernest  Found,  b.  Jan.  7,  1885. 
(9)   Orra  Found,  b.  Jan.  1.  1886. 
(9)   Albert  G.  Found,  b.  May  13,  1888. 
(8)    Charles  W.  Phillips,  b.   March  1,  1867;    m.,  Jan.  11, 

1889,  Zillah  Howard,  who  d.  March  1,  1900. 
(8)   Albert  T.  Phillips,  b.  Nov.  8,  1869;  d.  April  22,  1900; 
m.,  1894,  Sarah  S.  Huston. 
(7)   Amos  Phillips,  b.  Jan.  12,  1826;  d.  Smithton,  111.,  June 
5.  1905;  carpenter  and  farmer;  m.,  Jan.  5,  1859,  Mary 
Higgins,    b.    near    Smithton,    111.,   April   29,   1830;    d. 
April    10,    1904;    daughter    of    Robert    Higgins    and 
Sarah  Clair. 
(8)    Sarah  A.  Phillips,  b.  July  1,  1852;  m.,  Jan.  30,  1872, 
at  Prairie  de  Long,  Isaac  Rettingliouse,  b.  Hecker, 



Monroe  County,  111.,  Feb.  9,  1848;  d.  May  31,  1896; 
<9)   Charles  Alwin  Rettinghouse,  b.  near  Hecker,  111., 
Sept.  22,  1872;   studied  in  country  schools;    em- 
ployed in  a  creamery;    m.,  Jan.  16,  1895,  Susan 
Coulter,    b.    near    Hecker,    111.,    Jan.    19,    1876; 
studied    in    country    schools;     daughter    of    Al. 
Coulter  and  Christiana  Woods;    resides  Hecker, 
(9)   Willie  Rettinghouse,  b.  Nov.  26,  1876. 
(9)   Caleb  Rettinghouse,  b.  July  12,  1880. 
(8)   Mary  Jane     Phillips,  b.  June  5,  1858;    resides  near 

Smithton,  111.;   unm. 
(S)   Deborah  Phillips;  d.  in  infancy. 

(8)  Jerome  Phillips,  b.  on  the  farm  near  Smithton,  111., 
May  18,  1861;  resides  at  Sherwin  Junction,  Kan.; 
m.,  July  19,  1893,  Miranda  Jane  Miller,  b  in  Illi- 
nois, Nov.  15,  1865;  daughter  of  Alexander  Miller; 
moved  to  Kansas  in  1885. 
(9)  Ethel  May  Phillips,  b.  June  19,  1884. 
(9)    Marilla  Caroline  Phillips,  b.  Aug.  20,  1886;  d.  Nov. 

16,  1888. 
(9)   Amos  Alexander  Phillips,  b.  June  29,  1889. 
(j)   Grace  Oliver  Phillips,  b.  Nov.  19,  1891. 
(9)   Georgianna  Phillips,  b.  Nov.  1,  1893. 
(9)   Ruth  Rowan  Phillips,  b.  July  30,  1896. 
(8)   Benjamin  A.   Phillips,  b.   July  19,   1864;    resides   at 
Smitnton,  St.  Clair  County,  111.;  studied  in  schools 
of  Smithton  township;  farmer;   m.,  Sept.  16,  1905, 
Kate  Frisell,   b.    Smithton,    111.,   June  1,   1872;    no 
(7)   Joseph   Duncan  Phillips,  b.  Washington  County,  Ore., 
May  16,  1829;   farmer:  m.,  1852,  Julia  Duncan,  b.  St. 
Clair,  111.,  1834;   d.  April  16,  1872. 
(8)   William    R.    Phillips,    b.    Washington    County,    Ore., 
Oct.  16,  1857;  farmer;  lived  South  from  Aug.,  1869, 
to  March  11,  1894;   resided  in  Florence,  Col.,  1896; 
at  Los  Angeles,  Cal.,  to  Sept.,  1900;  moved  to  AVash- 
ington  in  1901;   m.,  Jan.  1,  1882,  Alice  May  Win- 
gate,   b.   Montgomery  County,   111.,   Sept.   21,   1862; 
daughter    of    Stanley    J.    Wingate    and    Anna    E. 
(9)   Arthur  E.  Phillips,  b.  March  6,  1884. 
(9)   Charley  S.  Phillips,  b.  Dec.  23,  1885. 


(9)   Anna  Wingate  Phillips,  b.  Dee.  23,  1885. 
(8)   Edward  Phillips. 
(7)   Francis  Marion  Phillips;  d.  St.  Clair  County,  111.,  Jan. 

20,  1849. 
(7)   Elizabeth    Phillips;    d.   Marion    County,   111.,   1877;    m. 

Green  Hill. 
(7)   Wylie  Harris  Phillips,  b.  Belleville,  111..  Jan.  1,  1833; 
resides    Shawnee,    Okla.;    has    lived    at   Georgetown, 
111.,    Cornelius,    Ore.,    Holden,    Mo.;     Denison,    Tex.; 
Wichita    Falls,    Tex.;     nurseryman;     m.,    in    Davis 
County,  Ky.,  Sept.  28,  1872,  Lydia  Elizabeth  Bise,  b. 
Deer  Valley,   0.,  Nov.   23,   1854;    daughter  of  Henry 
Lewis  Bise  and  Ellen  Sonnels. 
(8)   Mary    Elizabeth    Phillips,    b.    Holden.    Mo..    Oct.    15, 
1878;    resides  at  Turkey,  Tex;   graduated  from  St. 
Louis    (Mo.)   Kindergarten  Normal  school;    taught 
two  years  in  El  Meta  Bond  College;   has  lived  at 
Shawnee,  Okla.,  and  Roswell,  N.  M.;   m.,  Nov.  27, 
1901,  Garfield  Taylor  Black,  b.  Des  Moines,  la..  May 
17,  1878;   graduated  Drake  University  and  Colum- 
bia School  of  Oratory;    teacher  of  oratory;   on  ac- 
count of  ill  health  became  a  ranchman;  son  of  Gil- 
son  T.  Black,  b.  Louisville,  Ky.,  1842. 
(8)   Matibel  Phillips,  b.  Sept.  IG,  1880;   resides  Shawnee, 
Okla.:     graduated     Wichita     Falls     (Tex.)      High 
School;   studied  five  years  in  music  and  piano;  m., 
May  26,  1902,  Alexander  Buford  Jones,  b.  Lexing- 
ton,   Ky.,   Aug.    25,    18G9;    farmer  and    real    estate 
(9)   Mildred  Jones,  b.  Feb.  9.  1903. 
(8)   Harris  Willey  Phillips, b. Holden,  Mo.,  April  29,1882; 
address,  108-110  South  8th  Street.  St.  Louis,  Mo.; 
pnarmacist;  city  salesman  for  Parker,  Davis  &  Co.; 
studied    in    schools    of    Denison,   Tex.,    and   at   St. 
Louis  (Mo.)  College  of  Pharmacy,  June,  1903. 
(8)   Nellie  Pearl  Phillips,  b.  March  23,  1884;    resides  at 
Sulpher,    I.    T.;     graduated    at    Shawnee     (Okla.) 
High    School,    1900;    studied    painting    with    Mrs. 
Dodge,  at  Shawnee,  Okla.,  and  is  a  fine  artist. 
(8)    Guy   Francis   Phillips,   b.    Dee.    27,   1886;   resides   at 
St.  Louis,  Mo.;    graduated  from  Shawnee    (Okla.) 
High    School,    1902;    m    University    of    Oklahoma, 
Sept.    1903,    to    March,    1904;     Wright's    Business 
College,  St.  Louis,  Mo.;   stenographer. 


(7)   Clarence  Phillips. 

(7)   Hannah  Phillips,  b.  Belleville,  111.,  Sept.  30,  1844;    re- 
sides Kell,  Marion  County,  111.;    studied  in  the  coun- 
try schools;   after  the  death  of  her  mother  she  lived 
in  Jefferson  County,  111.;   m.,  March  20,  1862,  Hiram 
Howard,  b.  June  13,  1842;  son  of  M.  M.  Howard  and 
Jane  Carpenter. 
(8)   Marcellus  Moss  Howard,   b.  Nov.    14,  18G3;    farmer, 
near  Divide,  Jefferson  County,  111.;   m.,  Sept.,  1882, 
E.  Lizzie  Howard,  b.  Wayne  County,  111.,  Jan.  18, 
18G7;  daughter  of  Boone  Howard  and  Mary  Dols. 
(9)   Evelyn  Howard,  b.  April  24,  1885. 
(9)   Orra  Belle  Howard,  b.  March  12,  1887. 
yd)   Clara  A.  Howard,  b.  July  14,  1890. 
(9)   Charles  M.  Howard,  b.  Nov.  9,  1893. 
(9)   William  Howard,  b.  Dec.  15,  1896. 
(9)   Tinnie  Howard,  b.  Aug.,  1899. 
(9)   Thomas  F.  Howard,  b.  March  20,  1901. 
(9)   Rob  Roy  Howard,  b.  Feb.  10,  1903. 
(8)   Addie  Howard,  b.  Oct.  18,  1869;  resides  at  Centralia, 
111.;  dressmaker;  m.,  Dec.  23,  1888,  Littleton  David- 
son Harmon,  b.  in  Tennessee;  machinist. 
(9)   Pansy  May  Harmon,  b.  Dec.  15,  1894. 
(8)   Thomas  F.  Howard,  b.  Nov.  8,  1871;    resides  on  the 

farm  with  his  parents;  unm. 
(8)   Alonzo  Howard,  b.  Dec.  9,  1873;    resides  near  Kell, 
111.;   farmer;  m.,  Nov.  17,  1901,  Emeline  Hawkins, 
Sept.  14,   1881;    daughter  of  Alonzo  Hawkins  and 
Adaline  Donaho. 
(9)   Reuben  Howard,  b.  Aug.  2,  1902. 
(9)   Clarence  Howard,  b.  Feb.  26,  1904. 
(8)   Louis  Howard,  b.  Dec.  5,  1875;   resides  at  Kell,  111.; 
blacksmith;   m.,  Oct.  4,  1898,  Katie  Roach;   daugh- 
ter of  Woodson  Roach  and  Susan. 
(9)   Henry  Howard,  b.  Dec,  1889. 
(9)   Robert  Lee  Howard,  b.  Oct.,  1902. 
(9)    Susan  Howard,  b.  Aug.  20,  1904. 
(8)   Josephine  Howard,  b.  June  10,  1877;  resides  near  Di- 
vide.   Jefferson    County,    111.;     m.,    Nov.    1,    1899, 
Albert  Brookman;  farmer. 
(9)   Charles  Brookman,  b.  May  10,  1900. 
(9)   Flossie  Brookman,  b.  Sept.  12,  1903. 
(8)   Rosa  Lee  Howard,  b.  Jan.  6,  1881;   resides  near  Sa- 
lem, Jefferson  County,  111.;   m.,  Dec.  25,  1900,  Etty 
Early,  b.  April  8,  1880;  farmer. 


(9)   Addie  Josephine  Early,  b.  Jan.  30,  1905. 

(7)   Mary  Ann  Phillips;  d.  in  California,  189G. 

(7)   Thomas  Phillips;   resides  at  Pomona,  Jackson  County, 

(7)  Margaret  Phillips;  d.  St.  Clair  County,  111.,  at  two 
years  of  age. 
(G)  Amos  Thompson,  b.  Bowdoin,  Me.,  April  20,  1807;  d.  at 
the  home  of  his  son,  Charles  H.  Tliompson  at  Port- 
land, Ore.,  Saturday  evening,  April  13,  1901  (93y.,  11 
mo.,  17d.).  His  remains  were  taken  back  to  the  old 
Illinois  home,  where  he  had  spent  nearly  all  his  life, 
and  buried  in  the  beautiful  Green  Mount  Cemetery. 
Very  impressive  services  were  conducted  by  the 
pastors  of  the  Baptist  and  Methodist  churches,  the 
large  audience  room  being  entirely  filled  with  the  old 
neighbors  and  friends.  The  choir  tenderly  rendered 
the  most  comforting  hymns,  and  tlie  organ  selections 
by  Miss  Zoe  Harrison  were  especially  chosen  for  the 
occasion.  Then  the  very  large  funeral  cortege  wended 
its  way  to  the  cemetery.  Standing  beside  the  open 
grave,  the  Hon.  L.  D.  Turner  delivered  the  following 

"Uncle  Amos  Thompson  was  my  friend,  and  I  ap- 
proach the  story  of  his  life  conscious  of  one's  weak- 
ness when  he  speaks  of  a  friend.  I  loved  him,  as  all  did 
who  knew  him  well,  for  to  know  him  well  was  to  love 
him  more.  My  own  gentle  mother  taught  me  to  love 
him,  for  she  knew  him  well.  And  his  illustrations  of 
tne  lessons  taught  me  intensified  my  love.  He  and  she 
were  sheltered  under  the  same  roof,  warmed  at  the 
same  hearthstone,  fed  the  same  food,  clothed  by  the 
same  hands,  educated  in  the  same  log  schoolhouse  and 
studied  at  home  by  the  light  of  the  same  tallow  can- 
dle. Their  notions  of  the  present  life,  and  their  hopes 
of  the  future  life,  were  the  same,  and  their  strength  of 
body  the  same,  as  they  succumbed  to  death  at  the 
same  time. 

"Amos  Thompson  was  born  April  26,  1807,  and  died 
April  13,  1901.  His  parents  came  to  St.  Clair  County  in 
1816.  His  mother  protested  against  the  journey,  and 
remarked,  'I  am  going  to  my  grave,'  and  her  prophecy 
was  fulfilled,  as  she  and  her  husband  died  within  two 
days  of  each  other,  in  less  than  three  months  after 
their  arrival  in  Illinois.     After  the  death  of  his  parents 

Amos  Thompson. 



he  lived  with  a  neighbor  one  year,  and  when  he  was 
ten  years  old,  he  made  his  home  until  he  reached  his 
majority,  with  John  Stuntz  of  Turkey  Hill.  On  May 
15,  1S31,  he  married  Irene  Moore  Charles  of  Twelve- 
Mile  Prairie  and  went  to  farming  in  High  Prairie.  The 
wife  died  in  1852.  His  living  children  are  Charles  H. 
of  Portland,  Ore.,  Alonzo  of  Fullerton,  Neb.,  Mrs.  The- 
ophilus  Harrison  of  Colorado  Springs,  Col.,  and  Cyrus 
of  Belleville.  He  was  three  times  elected  to  the  Illinois 
Legislature,  the  first  time  in  1842,  and  succeeded  him- 
self in  1844  and  was  elected  again  in  1866.  In  search 
of  a  better  climate,  he  moved  to  Oregon  some  five  years 
ago,  but  he  always  called  Illinois  his  home. 

'He  still  had  hopes,  his  long  vexations  past, 
Here  to  return  and  die  at  home  at  last.' 

"After  a  very  long  life  of  spotless  conduct,  that  comes 
only  from  a  heart  by  nature  born  of  purest  impulses, 
of  perfect  integrity,  commanding  and  maintaining  con- 
tinuously a  unanimity  of  respect  from  all  classes  and 
Kinds  of  men  with  whom  he  came  in  contact  and  asso- 
ciation, either  in  a  private  business  way  or  in  a  public 
way  calculated  to  promote  the  public  weal,  or  stay  the 
public  woe,  our  loved  friend,  our  long-time  neighbor, 
our  former  citizen,  our  good,  kind,  dear  old  father,  has 
reached  the  limits  of  life's  boundary  line  and  has  closed 
his  eyes  in  the  everlasting  sleep,  and  'joined  the  innu- 
merable caravan  that  moves  to  the  pale  realms  of 
shade,  where  each  shall  take  his  chamber  in  the  silent 
halls  of  death.'  The  grave  is  open  and  ready  to  receive 
and  hide  forever  from  our  view  that  frank,  placid  coun- 
tenance; that  bent  and  bowed,  yet  strong  and  stalwart, 
form.  But  the  memory  of  his  many  manly  virtues,  of 
his  good  deeds  done,  of  his  fatherly  devotion,  'fadeth 
not  away.'  And  if  every  one  upon  whom  he  hath  be- 
stowed a  favor  could  place  but  a  single  petal  of  a  rose 
upon  his  grave,  it  would  be  changed  from  a  little 
mound  of  cold  clay  to  a  mighty  mountain  of  sweet 
flowers.  When  the  electric  current  flashed  over  the 
Rocky  Mountain  tops  the  information  of  his  death,  the 
tenaerest  chord  is  touched  and  the  heart  bleeds,  and 
as  the  story  is  repeated  on  the  street  a  sympathetic 
chord  is  touched  in  every  heart,  and  in  silent  cadence 
the  words  are  spoken — Amos  Thompson  is  dead. 

"In  the  death  of  the  oldest  and  charter  member  of  the 


Octogenarian  Club,  the  venerable  and  esteemed  Amos 
Thompson,  we  mourn  the  loss  of  one  whose  memory  we 
will  cherish  as  long  as  friendship,  founded  on  virtue 
and  worth,  is  a  cardinal  principle  of  the  human  heart. 
His  rectitude  through  a  long  life  elicits  our  highest  ad- 
miration. His  sound  judgment  in  all  temporal  affairs, 
his  unswerving  integrity  in  all  his  dealings  with  his 
fellow-men,  and  his  broad  charity,  have  stamped  their 
impress  on  the  community  in  which  he  has  lived  an 
honored  and  worthy  member.  Never  a  seeker  of  office, 
his  eminent  qualifications  commanded  the  confidence  of 
the  discerning  public  and  offices  of  trust  and  responsi- 
bility were  conferred  upon  him,  and  in  the  faithful 
service  rendered  he  merited  their  highest  respect. 
Wealth  that  he  accumulated  through  industry,  frugal 
habits  and  fair  dealing,  stimulated  no  false  pride  in 
sither  feeling  or  action,  but  was  employed  by  him  in 
various  channels  for  the  benefit  of  others,  and  the 
needy  were  often  and  kindly  remembered.  His  influ- 
ence was  always  cast  on  the  side  of  right,  and  his  moral 
character  was  above  reproach.  His  gentle  manners  en- 
deared him  to  all,  and  to  be  numbered  among  his 
friends  was  an  honor  to  be  coveted.  His  kind  remem- 
brance of  absent  members  gave  evidence  of  his  interest 
in  their  welfare  and  love  for  the  brotherhood.  His  fair 
name,  and  noble  example,  are  an  imperishable  heri- 
tage to  his  children,  and  the  monument  he  has  built  in 
this  community  is  more  lasting  than  bronze  or  marble. 
"Of  this  Octogenarian  Club,  whose  memorial  I  have 
read,  he  was  a  charter  member,  and  lived  longer  than 
any  other  member  save  one — Col.  John  Thomas,  who 
lived  a  little  less  than  one  year  longer  than  Amos 
■j.  iiompson.  He  was  a  man  without  enemies.  He  was 
loved  and  admired  by  everybody.  He  was  the  soul  of 
nonor  and  trusted  all  with  whom  he  dealt.  He  was  not 
a  member  of  any  church,  but  believed  in  the  immor- 
tality of  the  soul.  He  was  liberal  in  his  views  towards 
all  denominations,  and  his  motto  was: 

'Teach  me  to  feel  another's  woe, 

To  hide  the  fault  I  see, 
That  mercy  I  to  others  show. 
That  mercy  show  to  me.' 

"He  verified  the  old  adage,  which  to  him  was  a  very 
familiar    one,    'A    punctual    man    holds   his   neighbors' 


purse  strings.'  At  the  early  age  of  ten  years  we  find 
him  an  orphan  boy  in  a  new  country,  among  strangers, 
homeless,  friendless  and  penniless.  Twenty  years 
thereafter  we  find  him  in  possession  of  a  home  and  a 
family,  friends  in  numbers,  and  pennies  in  goodly  quan- 
tity. And  yet  another  twenty  years  and  we  find  him 
comfortably  located  and  pleasantly  situated,  but  'still 
achieving,  still  pursuing,'  his  name  extending,  his  in- 
fluence widening,  his  friends  increasing,  public  confi- 
dence placed  in  him,  and  his  voice  is  heard  advocating 
the  cause  of  the  people  in  the  legislative  halls  in  this 
great  and  growing  state. 

"And  in  yet  another  twenty  years  we  find  him  de- 
prived of  his  wife,  but  he  is  not  homeless  now,  for  to 
him  sons  and  daughters  were  born,  and  the  unspeaka- 
ble love  with  which  he  loved  his  wife  was  not  buried 
in  the  cold  earth  with  her  lifeless  body,  but  it  lived  on, 
and  passed  over  into  and  strengthened  his  lasting,  liv- 
ing love  for  his  children  and,  though  there  was  one  va- 
cant chair,  the  home  circle  was  not  broken,  and  he  was 
not  homeless,  for  his  erstwhile  home  was  their  home, 
and  their  future  homes  were  his  home. 

"And  in  this  same  twenty  years  not  a  friend  that  he 
had  made  was  lost,  not  a  friendship  was  broken, — but 
each  one  became  a  better  friend, — and  to  this  circle 
numberless  others  were  added. 

■'And  in  this  same  twenty  years  not  a  penny  earned 
in  youth  was  lost  in  wild  speculation  or  gambling  ad- 
ventures, but  the  penny  once  earned  was  judiciously 
invested  and  its  increments  added  thereto.  And  yet, 
with  all  these  things  accomplished,  he  is  not  fifty  years 
old  and  he  lives  yet  nigh  another  fifty  years  before  he 
passes  into  another  life:  and  he  goes  on  making  new 
friends,  and  never  losing  an  old  one,  does  public  ser- 
vice in  many  official  ways,  helps  the  needy.  From  his 
lofty  mountain  height  of  success  he  could  take  a  retro- 
spective view  of  his  past,  and  could  readily  see  and 
learn  whom  to  help,  when  to  give,  and  where  to  give. 
His  charity  was  great,  and  it  was  not  heralded  in  the 
public  press.  Of  the  poor  of  our  city  he  was  ever  mind- 
ful, and  was  always  willing  to  give  liberally.  With  the 
Woman's  Relief  Corps  he  was  prodigal.  To  them  he 
would  give  fifty  dollars,  then  the  same  sum,  then  double 
that  gift.  Surely  these  will  feel  the  breaking  of  his 
purse  strings. 


•  In  stature,   Amos  Thompson  was  short  and   stoutly- 

built,  with  firm,  erect  walk,  and  his  countenance  was 
always  peaceful.  He  had  done  no  wrong  and  there 
was  no  heartache  to  rack  his  brain  and  distress  his 
look.  He  was  regular  and  temperate  in  his  habits  and 
exceedingly  industrious.  Labor  was  a  pleasure.  His 
education  was  limited  to  that  of  the  earlier  common 
school.  Then  things  were  rude,  indeed,  in  our  new  state. 
But  he  was  a  great  reader  of  history  and  a  lover  of  the 
poets,  and  possessed  a  most  wonderful  memory.  He 
had  the  genealogy  of  the  kings  and  the  battles  of  the 
nations,  at  his  command,  and  the  songs  of  the  poets 
were  on  his  tongue.  Given  the  wonderful  advantage  of 
the  present  school,  college  and  university,  and  tne  query 
is,  'What  would  he  not  have  accomplished?'  He  was  a 
good,  successful  and  exemplary  citizen.  And  the  rea- 
son for  all  this  can  be  expressed  in  three  words,  'He 
did  right.'  The  world  loves  and  properly  appreciates  a 
right  thinking  man.  Success  obtained  by  any  other 
than  fair  means  is  a  bubble  in  the  air. 

"Old  classmate  of  my  mother,  old  friend  of  my 
father,  I  must  bid  thee  farewell.  Thou  didst  awake  in 
the  early  gray  dawn  of  the  most  wonderful  century  of 
all  the  ages;  thou  wert  born  on  the  northeastern  coast 
of  the  most  wonderful  republic  of  all  the  nations,  and 
at  thy  birth  the  restless,  rolling  waves  of  the  Atlantic 
sang  in  their  foaming  spray  thy  lullaby.  And  as  the 
bells  in  the  steeples  rang  out  the  old  century  of  thy 
birth,  wherein  thou  hadst  witnessed  the  most  wonder- 
ful, marvellous  discoveries  and  improvements,  on  the 
western  coast  of  the  wonderful  republic,  grown  to  be 
the  greatest  nation  among  all  the  nations,  there  thou 
didst  fall  to  sleep,  and  at  thy  death  the  smooth,  sink- 
ing waves  of  the  Pacific  sea,  washing  the  most  western 
shores  of  thy  native  land,  sang  thy  requiem.  And,  as 
thou  didst  request  it  to  be  done,  thy  body  is  brought 
here  to  the  cemetery  of  thy  choice,  in  'Sweet  Green 
Mount,'  there  to  be  laid  in  the  lap  of  mother  earth. 
The  light  of  thy  star  of  life  is  not  gone  out,  but  only 
gone  to  shine  as  a  brighter  life  in  that  world  which  has 
no  ending.  And  as  on  earth  thou  didst  see  the 
worldly  cities  beside  the  shore-bound  seas  where  the 
light  of  man  shone  on  the  streets,  so  now  in  Heaven, 


'Thou  dost  see  the  Holy  City, 
Beside  the  tideless  sea, 

The  light  of  God  is  on  its  streets, 

The  gates  are  open  wide, 
And  all  who  will  may  enter, 

And  no  one  is  denied.' 

"May  others  like  unto  thee  arise  to  teach  the  people 
and  lead  our  people,  glorify  our  republic  and  exalt  our 
race,  is  my  prayer  at  thy  grave.  For  the  love  I  bore 
him  living,  for  the  fragrant  memory  I  cherish  of  him 
dead,  I  come  to  render  this  poor  tribute  of  my  affectioa 
and  respect  today:  This,  and  more,  he  would  have 
done  for  me." 

'ine  pall  bearers  at  the  funeral  of  Amos  Thompson 
were  Messrs.  Hugh  W.  Harrison,  Lee  Harrison,  Charles 
W.  Harrison,  John  Heinzelman,  William  Heinzelman 
and  L.  D.  Turner. 

The  Belleville  (III.)  Weekly  Advocate  adds  a  few 
facts  which  are  not  recorded  in  tlie  above  oration: 
"On  tlie  death  of  his  parents,  Amos  Thompson  found  a 
home  with  a  neighbor  named  Fowler.  He  then  became 
an  apprentice  to  John  Stuntz,  tanner  and  furrier,  who 
sent  him  to  school,  and  with  whom  he  remained  until 
he  was  twenty-one  years  old.  He  then  learned  the 
carpenter's  trade  with  Mr.  Fowler,  and  worked  at  it 
for  about  twenty  years.  In  1829  he  assisted  Mr.  Fow- 
ler in  building  the  Belleville  Court  House.  In  the 
early  '30s  he  began  purchasing  real  estate,  and  soon 
became  the  owner  of  large  landed  interests  in  St. 
Clair  County,  111.,  and  in  Missouri.  After  his  marriage 
he  was  a  farmer  until  1852.  In  18C3  he  sold  his  farm 
and  retired  from  active  labors,  making  his  home  with 
his  children.  He  was  one  of  nature's  noblemen,  gra- 
cious and  generous  to  all,  and  possessed  of  a  high  and 
noble  character.  He  was  a  Democrat  at  first,  but  be- 
came a  Republican  when  that  party  came  into  power." 

From  the  Oregonian  of  Portland,  Ore.:  "Probably 
no  voter  who  cast  his  ballot  for  McKinley  and  Roose- 
velt in  Oregon,  Nov.  G,  1900,  has  a  longer  and  more  in- 
teresting record  than  Amos  Thompson  of  Mt.  Tabor, 
who  will  be  94  years  old  the  2Gth  of  next  April.  He 
went  to  the  polls  with  his  sons,  Charles  and  Cyrus,  of 
Belleville,  111.     Thus  assisted,  he  was  able  to  walk  most 

L  OF  C. 


of  the  way.  Amos  Thompson  first  voted  for  Jackson 
in  1828,  and  has  thus  east  nineteen  ballots  for  presi- 
dents. He  was  well  acquainted  with  Stephen  A.  Doug- 
las and  Lincoln." 

From  the  St.  Louis  Post-Dispatch  of  April  15,  1901: 
"Amos  Thompson  made  it  a  point  to  distribute  his 
wealth  as  he  went  through  this  world.  He  did  not 
like  death-bed  bequests  or  post  mortem  settlements  of 
estates.  Forty  years  ago  he  adopted  this  plan  of  giv- 
ing his  wealth  as  he  accumulated  it.  It  was  a  pleasure 
to  distribute  it  among  his  children  and  see  them  enjoy 
the  benefits  of  his  labor  and  good  management.  In  a 
certain  way  he  made  them  stockholders  in  all  his  en- 
terprises. When  he  amassed  any  considerable  amount 
of  money  he  would  divide  it  among  his  sons  and  daugh- 
ter, only  reserving  enough  for  his  own  needs.  Before 
leaving  Belleville,  111.,  for  Oregon,  in  1896,  he  made  a 
division  of  his  wealth.  It  is  said  that  each  of  his  chil- 
dren received  $10,000.  Up  to  that  time  he  had  attended 
to  all  of  his  affairs." 

The  following  letter  from  Amos  Thompson,  while  he 
was  in  the  Illinois  Legislature,  gives  a  good  picture  of 
nis  earnest  work: 

"Springfield,  Ills.,  Feb.  3,  1843. 
"Friend    Davis: 

"Permit  me  to  drop  you  a  few  lines.  I  am  enjoy- 
ing good  health,  and  have  done  so  ever  since  I  have 
been  here,  and  hope  that  you  and  your  family  have 
been  enjoying  the  same  blessing.  We  have  been  in 
session  now  two  months  and  we  have  done  little,  ap- 
parently, although  it  appears  that  the  members  have 
been  industrious  and  have  lost  but  little  time,  and 
these  members  are  noted  by  those  who  have  been  ac- 
quainted with  the  Legislatures  heretofore,  for  sobri- 
ety. You  see  no  drinking  going  on  here.  Sixty-four 
members  have  joined  the  Washingtonians  and  there 
seems  to  be  a  great  reformation  here  in  regard  to 
drinking.  At  one  meeting  one  hundred  and  twenty 
men  and  women  joined. 

"We  are  trying  to  District  the  State.  It  is  more  of 
a  job  than  I  expected.  We  have  too  many  men  who 
want  Districts  to  suit  themselves.  The  bill  is  to  the 
third  reading  in  the  House.  I  cannot  give  you  the  sit- 
uation of  all  the  Districts.     Our  District  commences  at 



the  mouth  of  the  Ohio,  tnence  north  up  to  Madison 
County,  and  the  Third  Principal  Meridian  is  the  East 
line.  You  have  seen  a  descrii)tion  of  it  in  the  Belle- 
ville Advocate.  But  there  are  many  alterations  in  the 
plan  there  proposed.  The  Democratic  Party  is  very 
much  divided  respecting  the  Districting  of  the  State. 
On  other  matters  they  have  acted  together  as  much  as 
could  have  been  expected. 

"The  last  conversation  which  I  had  with  you  you 
wished  me  to  try  to  do  something  in  regard  to  the 
property  that  was  exempt  from  execution.  You  con- 
cluded that  it  had  a  bad  effect  on  the  community.  I 
was  of  your  opinion,  but  the  House  of  Representatives 
have  gone  and  passed  through  their  House  the  Bill 
exempting  in  addition  to  what  is  already  exempt,  one 
stove,  two  head  of  sheep,  for  each  member  of  the  fam- 
ily, and  a  spinning  wheel,  fuel, — for  how  long  I  cannot 
tell — and  feed  for  a  sheep,  cow  and  calf,  and  several 
other  articles.  There  is  a  wonderful  spirit  of  relief 
here.  I  did  what  I  could  against  the  Bill,  but  it  went 
through  the  House.  It  has  not  yet  come  up  in  the  Sen- 
ate. Whether  they  will  concur  with  the  house  or  not 
is  uncertain.  It  is  my  opinion  it  will  injure  the  honest 
part  of  the  community,  and  we  should  not  favor  the 
rogues.  An  honest  poor  man  wants  the  credit  of  all  the 
property  which  he  has  in  his  possession.  A  bill  has 
passed  the  Senate  regulating  the  interest  on  money. 
The  school  money,  according  to  this  Bill,  shall  here- 
after be  loaned  for  8  per  cent  lawful  interest.  In  other 
cases  it  is  to  be  6  per  cent.  How  it  will  go  in  the 
House  I  cannot  tell,  as  it  has  not  yet  come  up.  If  it 
can  be  defeated,  the  members  from  your  County  will  all 
try  to  do  it.  Catlin  in  the  Senate  voted  for  the  Bill. 
I  consider  that  I  have  no  more  right  to  tell  you  what 
you  shall  loan  your  money  for,  than  to  tell  you  what 
you  shall  card  your  wool  for,  or  the  farmer,  what  he 
shall  sell  his  wheat  for.  Demand  and  supply  will  al- 
ways regulate  the  interest  on  money,  and  laws  of  that 
kind  only  tend  to  cause  mankind  to  avoid  the  law  in 
place  of  maintaining  it.  This  afternoon  we  were  at 
work  on  the  Shawnee  Bank  and  had  some  fine  speeches. 
What  will  be  the  result  is  uncertain.  Some  of  the 
members,  I  think,  are  a  little  squeamish.  Time,  as 
Burns  the  poet  says,  will  determine.     The  Canal  Bill 


has  occupied  some  time  and  has  not  yet  passed  the 
House.  Whether  to  vote  for  it  or  not  I  do  not  know. 
You  have  seen  the  plans  from  the  Committee  on  Ca- 
nals, I  expect.  I  am  afraid  of  it.  I  do  not  wish  to 
sanction  any  measure  that  will  involve  the  State  in 
more  debt,  and  the  measure,  from  that  Committee,  I 
am  fearful  will  result  in  nothing  more.  I  am  very 
tired  of  this  place,  but  will  be  here  till  the  last  of  the 

"If  you  shouiu  see  Samuel  Stookey  please  to  inform 
him  if  he  wants  his  pro  rata  share  of  the  bank  notes 
that  he  sent  up  here  by  me  that  I  expect  the  Bank  will 
pay  out  the  silver  before  I  return  and  I  can  bring  it  to 
him.  If  he  wishes  he  can  write  and  I  will  bring  either 
silver  or  paper.  Your  friend, 

"Amos  Thompson. 
"To  William  Davis,  Belleville,  Ills." 

The  following  reminiscences  of  Amos  Thompson  were 
written  by  him  in  1898,  at  his  home  in  Mt.  Tabor,  Ore. 
A  severe  illness  hindered  him  from  completing  them: 

"Scenes  in  strong  remembrance  set, 
Scenes  never,  never  to  return; 
Scenes  if  in  stupor  I  forget. 
Again  I  feel,  again  they  burn." 

— Burns. 

"Feeling  that  some  recollections  of  my  early  days, 
and  how  the  families  of  Abel  Thompson  and  Caleb 
Barker  moved  to  this  western  country  from  what  then 
was  called  the  District  of  Maine,  will  be  helpful  and 
fully  believing  that  such  information  would  be  appre- 
ciated and  valued  by  those  who  follow  us  on  the  never- 
ending  stream  of  life,  I  jot  down  the  following: 

"In  the  spring  of  1815  my  father  was  well  situated 
in  Maine,  with  no  debts  against  him,  and  in  possession 
of  a  well-stocked  farm  and  a  water  saw-mill,  and  ap- 
parently lacking  nothing  but  a  contented  mind,  but 
that  is  everything  in  life.  He  had  been  reading  of  the 
state  of  Ohio,  and  some  of  his  neighbors  had  moved 
there,  and  to  satisfy  himself  he  made  the  trip  there. 
He  started  early  in  the  spring  of  1815,  having  pre- 
viously placed  his  farm  and  mill  in  the  hands  of  his 
son-in-law,  James  Grover.  He  went  with  a  horse  and 
carriage,  and  in  passing  through  the  Allegheny  Moun- 

The  Home  of  Amos  Thompson  at  Belleville,  111. 


tains,  the  Indians  stole  his  horse,  which  he  never  re- 
covered from  them,  and  from  the  place  where  the 
horse  was  stolen  he  made  the  balance  of  the  distance 
to  Ohio  afoot.  He  returned  from  Ohio  in  the  fall  of 
1815  well  pleased  with  the  country,  and  immediately 
set  to  work  preparing  to  move. 

"A  few  weeks  after  father  left  home,  the  saw-mill  was 
burned  up  with  considerable  lumber  adjoining  the  mill, 
which  was  a  great  loss  to  him.  He  never  again  re- 
built the  mill,  but  rapidly  went  to  work  selling  his 
stock  and  farm  and  preparing  to  move.  Mother  was 
very  much  opposed  to  leaving  her  friends  and  home  in 
Maine,  and  often  have  I  heard  her  expressions  that 
she  was  going  to  her  grave.  But  father  was  deter- 
mined, as  he  said,  to  bring  his  children  into  a  country 
where  they  would  not  have  to  labor  as  hard  as  he  had 
worked  for  a  living.  Could  he  have  pushed  the  veil 
aside  which  hid  the  transactions  of  the  next  thirty 
months  from  him,  with  what  horror  would  he  have 
abandoned  his  contemplated  trip.  ('Blindness,'  says 
the  poet,  'to  the  future  kindly  given,  that  each  may 
fill  the  circle  marked  by  Heaven.')  For  in  less  than 
thirty  months  from  the  time  that  they  left  Maine, 
father  and  mother  were  both  dead,  and  their  children 
orphans  among  strangers. 

"By  the  middle  of  October,  1816,  he  was  ready  to 
start  on  his  journey  to  his  future  home.  Caleb  Bar- 
ker, a  brother-in-law  to  father,  and  family  agreed  to 
go  out  with  him.  Barker's  family  consisted  of  him- 
self, wife  and  five  children;  namely,  Sally,  Amos, 
Sybil,  Adeline  and  Nelson.  Father's  family  consisted 
of  five  children,  Mehetable,  Amos,  Eleanor,  Haines  and 
Abel, — all  healthy  children,  and  I  never  knew  father 
to  be  sick  until  his  death  sickness  in  Hlinois.  James 
Grover,  wife  and  one  child  agreed  to  come  out  West 
with  father.  All  three  families.  Barker's,  Grover's  and 
father's,  prepared  themselves  with  good  comfortable 
w^agons  and  teams,  suitable  to  make  the  trip  in  the 
winter  to  Olean  Point,  at  the  head  of  the  Allegheny 
River,  where  they  expected  to  take  water  and  go  down 
to  Cincinnati.  Father  disliked  so  much  the  hogs  in 
the  state  of  Ohio,  that  he  procured  three  beautiful 
white  guinea  pigs  to  take  along  with  him; — two  female 
and  one  male.     In  traveling  through  the  state  of  New 


York,  the  male  pig  was  stolen  and  lost.  The  other  two 
we  carried  with  us  to  Illinois  and  they  were  sold  at 
father's  sale;— quite  fine,  large  hogs.  Mr.  James 
Grover  was  living  with  my  father  when  they  were  pre- 
paring to  move,  and  his  parents  were  very  much  op- 
posed to  leaving  them.  Father  and  mother  wished 
their  daughter,  his  wife,  to  accompany  them  to  the 
new  country.  Grover  had  prepared  himself  with  a 
good  team  and  wagon  suitable  for  the  journey  and  the 
day  was  fixed  for  starting,  and  as  Grover  lived  with 
father,  the  two  wagons  and  teams  started  off  at  the 
same  time  together.  Grover's  team  got  the  advantage 
of  him  and  ran  his  wagon  up  against  a  log  lying  near 
the  road,  and  it  is  said  that  one  of  the  axletrees  of  his 
wagon  was  broken.  At  any  rate,  the  accident  so  dis- 
couraged Grover  that  he  gave  up  the  journey,  and 
bought  him  a  farm  nearby  and  settled  on  it  and  raised 
a  large  family.  He  and  wife  and  several  of  his  family 
are  buried  there,  his  wife  living  to  be  some  eighty- 
eight  years  of  age.  After  the  accident  to  Grover.  Barker 
and  father  proceeded  alone  on  their  journey.  The  first 
night  after  we  left  home,  we  stayed  at  Brunswick. 
From  there  the  most  direct  road  to  Oleau  Point  was 
taken,  but  winter  overtook  us  long  before  we  reached 
Olean,  and  when  we  arrived  there  we  found  many  fam- 
ilies waiting  to  go  down  the  river  when  the  spring 
would  open.  Father  and  Barker  immediately  proceeded 
to  build  a  flat-boat  sufficiently  large  to  transport  the 
two  families  to  Cincinnati.  Father  being  a  ship  car- 
penter was  of  great  advantage  in  building  the  boat. 
By  the  time  the  river  opened  in  the  spring,  their  boat 
was  ready  and  was  the  first  boat  to  leave  Olean  for 
Pittsburg.  On  the  boat  from  Olean  to  Pittsburg, 
father  and  Barker  were  the  only  men  and  we  had 
quite  a  pleasant  voyage  to  Pittsburg,  though  nothing 
of  importance  transpired  during  our  voyage. 

"We  found  Pittsburg,  then  the  spring  of  1817,  quite 
a  flourishing  little  city  with  foundries  for  the  casting 
of  large  cannon,  and  factories  for  the  cutting  of  nails, — 
the  first  that  we  had  ever  seen;  also  glass  works  and 
many  other  improvements,  all  of  which  were  very  in- 
teresting to  me,  a  boy  then  of  ten  years  of  age,  and 
father  took  great  pains  to  let  me  see  all  the  factories 
and  novelties  of  the  city.     Our  stay  there  was  for  but 


a  few  days  as  we  wished  to  get  to  Cincinnati  as  soon 
as  possible.  The  Ohio  River,  which  was  formed  by  the 
junction  of  the  two  rivers,  Allegheny  and  Mononga- 
hela,  was  very  high,  and  to  my  young  eyes  very  beau- 
tiful, and  many  immigrants,  like  ourselves,  were  there 
to  descend  the  river  in  search  of  homes  in  the  South 
and  West.  I  do  not  recall  the  exact  date  that  we  left 
the  city,  but  our  stay  there  was  quite  short.  Our  boat, 
containing  but  the  two  families,  had  not  descended  the 
river  far,  before  we  fell  in  company  with  a  large  flat- 
boat  filled  with  immigrants  bound  for  Louisiana  or 
Mississippi  States.  They  kindly  invited  us  to  lash 
our  boats  up  to  theirs,  which  we  did,  and  in  that  con- 
dition we  floated  the  entire  way  to  the  city  of  Cin- 
cinnati. The  joining  of  the  boats  was  a  great  pleasure 
to  me,  and  in  fact  to  us  all,  for  I  could  run  about  at 
all  times  on  both  boats,  and  as  there  were  boys  on  the 
large  boat  about  my  size,  the  passage  down  to  Cin- 
cinnati was  very  pleasant  to  us  all,  old  and  young. 
Often  have  I  looked  back  and  recalled  the  passage  down 
the  Ohio  River  in  company  with  that  boat  with  much 
pleasure.  On  our  arrival  at  the  city,  we  looked 
around  the  city,  which  then,  in  the  spring  of  1817, 
was  quite  large  and  flourisliin.ii  to  my  youthful  eyes, 
with  the  first  steam  grist  mill  that  any  of  us  had 
ever  seen,  built  partly  in  the  river  so  that  boats  could 
load  and  unload  right  from  the  water,  the  mill  being 
four  stories  in  height,  niul  turning  out  the  flour  rap- 
idly. My  father  was  mu<-h  interested  and  showed 
me  all  about  the  mill  he  could.  After  looking  the 
city  over  for  a  lew  days,  father  went  some  eighteen 
or  twenty  miles  up  what  was  then  caiied  Mill  Creek, 
and  rented  a  small  home  and  five  acres  of  ground. 
He  rented  the  place  of  a  man  by  the  name  of  Fagan. 
There  were  several  Fagan  brothers  and  all  owning 
mill  property  on  that  stream,  called  then  Mill  Creek, 
all  of  them  being  nmch  respected  and  called  Quakers. 
After  father  had  plowed  up  the  five  acres  of  land 
and  planted  it  in  corn,  he  left  it  for  me  to  culti- 
vate and  started  for  the  territory  of  Illinois,  as  he  called 
it, — Illinois  at  that  time  not  having  become  a  state. 
He  said  he  wished  to  find  a  country  where  he  would 
not  have  to  labor  so  hard  to  clear  out  the  land. 

"Whilst  he  was  gone,  he  visited  Belleville  and   for 


some  six  weeks  he  worked  for  Jas.  Tannehill  of  Belle- 
ville at  wagon  making,  and  while  there  he  selected  the 
piace  for  his  future  home  in  Illinois.  His  object  in  the 
selection  of  a  place  was  to  find  one  where  he  could 
build  a  water  saw-mill,  as  he  was  deeply  impressed 
witn  tne  importance  of  having  a  good  saw-mill,  and  sev- 
eral times  before  his  death  in  the  spring  of  1818,  pointed 
out  the  very  spot  where  he  intended  to  build  the  mill. 
His  object  was  more  for  a  mill  than  for  farming  pur- 
poses, I  think,  in  his  selection,  although  the  land  was 
rich  and  fairly  clear  and  beautiful  for  cultivation. 

"Soon  after  we  arrived  in  Cincinnati,  Uncle  Barker 
and  family  crossed  the  river  into  the  state  of  Ken- 
tucky and  there  he  found  employment  until  the  return 
of  father  from  Illinois.  On  the  return  of  my  father, 
which  I  think  was  the  latter  part  of  August,  1817,  he 
disposed  of  the  corn  that  was  raised  on  the  five  acres 
of  rented  ground  and  then  prepared  to  move  to  Illi- 
nois. At  that  time  there  was  a  man  at  Cincinnati  by 
the  name  of  Capt.  Potter  (1  call  him  by  that  name  as 
he  went  by  no  other).  He  lived  in  Maine  on  a  farm 
adjoining  that  of  my  grandfather,  Amos  Thompson,  and 
had  left  Maine  some  little  time  before  we  left.  He  and 
father  and  a  man  by  the  name  of  Capt.  Sparks  in 
company  (whether  Sparks  helped  in  the  purchase  or 
not  I  do  not  know  positively)  bought  a  large  keel  boat, 
sufficiently  large  to  carry  six  families,  and  as  soon  as 
they  could  get  ready,  all  left  for  St.  Louis, — Thompson 
with  his  family  of  seven.  Barker's  family  of  seven  and 
Potter's  family  of  six.  ( I  think  this  man  Potter  was 
the  father  of  our  old  neighbor  Matthew  Potter  of  High 
Prairie,  for  he  and  his  wife  died  near  where  Matthew 
Potter  lived.)  There  was  also  on  the  boat  a  family  by 
the  name  of  Poor,  also  from  Maine,  but  of  his  family  I 
knew  but  little.  I  think  the  family  was  small,  proba- 
bly not  more  than  four  or  five.  In  the  boat  there  were 
also  some  young  men  in  addition  to  the  families. 
There  was  a  cousin  of  Potter's  by  the  name  of  Reed 
Potter  and  another  man  by  the  name  of  Wolcott,  and 
likely  more,  but  the  above  I  well  recollect.  It  was 
about  the  middle  of  October,  1817,  that  we  left  Cin- 
cinnati for  St.  Louis.  When  a  short  distance  from 
Cincinnati,  we  had  an  accident  to  our  boat  which 
caused  a  great  fright  among  the  people  on  the  boat  and 


delayed  us  on  our  journey  for  about  thirty  hours.  We 
had  been  in  the  habit  of  running  only  in  the  day  time 
and  tying  up  the  boat  at  night.  The  weather  was 
clear  and  beautiful  and  the  moon  rose  about  eight 
o'clock  and  they  concluded  that  as  soon  as  the  moon 
rose  they  would  start  out  down  the  river,  the  boat 
having  been  tied  up  on  the  Kentucky  shore  to  wait 
until  the  moon  rose.  As  soon  as  it  was  up  sufficiently 
bright,  they  pulled  out  into  the  stream,  or  intended  to, 
but  in  drifting  out  we  went  sideways  down  stream,  and 
before  we  got  far  from  shore  the  boat  struck  a  snag 
and  stove  a  hole  in  the  side  and  the  water  rushed  in, 
alarming  the  people  dreadfully.  The  point  where  the 
snag  struck  the  boat  was  under  the  berth  of  Capt.  Pot- 
ter and  he  immediately  seized  a  pillow  and  kept  out  as 
much  of  the  water  as  he  could.  Being  near  to  the 
shore  the  boat  was  run  back  and  a  plank  was  hastily 
put  out  so  that  the  people  could  get  off,  for  all  thought 
the  boat  would  surely  sink,  and  you  can  imagine  what 
a  scramDle  there  was  with  all  trying  to  get  asdore. 
One  grown  man  by  the  name  of  Wolcott  in  walking  out 
on  the  plank,  fainted  and  fell  into  the  water  and  they 
thought  would  have  drowned  had  he  not  been  helped 
out  of  the  river.  One  young  man  by  the  name  of  Poor, 
got  his  little  brother  on  his  back,  and  had  to  use  quite 
strong  and  unbecoming  language  and  not  suitable  for 
a  Sunday-school  before  he  could  reach  the  plank,  but 
both  he  and  his  brother  got  to  the  shore  safely.  The 
people  on  the  boat,  excepting  those  who  were  to  run  .the 
boat  during  the  night,  had  gone  to  bed,  and  hastily  in 
their  nignt  clothing,  men,  women  and  children,  old  and 
young,  assembled  on  the  bank,  making  a  laughable  ap- 
pearance. I  had  got  into  my  bunk  and  was  awakened  by 
feeling  the  boat  strike  the  snag,  which  seemed  to  keel 
the  boat  over,  but  I  had  no  trouble  in  getting  ashore. 
Neither  father  nor  mother  left  the  boat,  father  going 
into  the  part  of  the  boat  to  assist  Mr.  Potter  in  keeping 
out  the  water.  Father  had  at  that  time  a  flat-boat 
lashed  to  the  keel  of  the  large  boat,  in  which  he  had 
some  food  for  his  hogs,  and  by  means  of  a  large  and 
long  rope  attached  to  the  top  of  the  mast  of  the  keel 
boat,  and  fastened  to  the  flat-boat,  they  rigged  a  pur- 
chase on  that  and  keeled  the  boat  over  so  far  that  the 
hole  in  the  boat  was  above  water,  and  in  that  condition 


we  lay  until  morning,  when  father,  who  understood 
such  work,  soon  had  all  things  in  good  condition  with 
but  little  damage  done  by  the  water  that  had  run  into 
the  boat.  We  then  proceeded  on  our  journey  and  with 
a  large  sail  made  fair  progress,  though  I  hardly  think 
we  ran  much  of  nights  after  that,  though  I  do  not  dis- 
tinctly remember.  One  day  as  our  boat  was  passing 
along  the  Indiana  shore,  a  man  was  seen  making  ef- 
forts to  attract  our  attention.  It  was  at  a  little  town 
called  the  Rising  Sun,  and  when  we  slowed  up  he 
asked  us  where  we  were  going,  and  when  we  told  him 
to  St.  Louis  he  said  that  was  where  he  wished  to  go, 
and  asked  if  we  could  take  him  and  a  small  family 
aboard  as  passengers.  We  answered  in  the  affirmative 
and  immediately  landed  the  boat.  His  name  was  Will- 
iam Fowler  and  he  had  with  him  his  wife  and  one 
young  child  and  an  apprentice  by  the  name  of  John 
Dunlap.  They  were  from  the  northern  part  of  the 
state  Oi  New  York  and  were  on  their  way  to  St.  Louis. 
He  had  but  little  freight,  a  long  chest  of  carpenter 
tools  and  two  or  three  boxes  filled  with  small  and  good 
chopping  axes,  which  found  a  ready  sale  in  Illinois, 
and  some  household  goods  such  as  bedding  and  cloth- 
ing. Iney  were  taken  on  board  and  occupied  the  part 
of  tne  bow  of  the  boat  where  Barker  and  father  were. 
We  then  had  six  families.  The  next  town  of  im- 
portance after  that  was  Louisville,  at  the  falls  of  the 
Ohio  River  on  the  Kentucky  side.  At  that  time,  the 
fall  of  1817,  there  had  been  no  work  done  by  the  gov- 
ernment on  the  falls  to  improve  the  river,  and  to  us 
the  falls  ijresented  quite  a  formidable  obstruction  to 
navigation  on  the  river.  About  two  miles  above  the 
falls  the  boat  was  landed  and  a  pilot  proceeded  to 
pilot  us  over  the  falls.  Privilege  was  given  to  all  who 
wished  to  leave  the  boat  and  walk  around  the  falls, 
some  two  miles,  and  many  who  were  on  the  boat  got  off 
and  walked  around  the  falls,  and  amongst  them  was 
William  Fowler,  but  his  wife  and  John  Dunlap  went 
over  the  falls  in  the  boat.  The  families  of  father  and 
Barker  stayed  on  the  boat.  The  pilot  that  we  had  was 
an  old  pilot  and  considered  one  of  the  best.  His 
charge  for  taking  the  boat  over  was  two  dollars.  At 
that  time  there  were  three  chutes,  as  they  called 
them,  namely,  the  Indian  or  Middle  Chute,  and  one  on 


the  Kentucky  side  and  one  on  the  Indiana  side.  Our 
boat  took  the  Indian  Chute.  The  pilot  stood  on  the 
deck  of  the  boat,  and  his  object  was  to  get  as  much 
headway  on  the  boat  as  possible  and  to  that  end  had  as 
many  men  with  oars  rowing  as  there  was  room  for 
them  to  row.  As  the  boat  was  approaching  the  falls 
the  noise  of  the  falls  was  something  appalling  and 
father  orderea  me  to  go  below,  fearing  that  I  might 
be  knocked  overboard.  I  stationed  myself  in  the  mid- 
dle of  the  boat  where  two  men  were  rowing  and  anx- 
iously awaited  the  result.  And  in  passing  along  down 
so  near  did  the  boat  run  to  a  large  rock  that  I  could 
easily  have  jumped  from  the  boat  to  the  rock.  Yet  we 
came  through  all  right  and  without  any  injury  what- 
ever. There  was  no  perpendicular  fall  of  water  in  the 
chute  that  the  boat  took,  yet  in  many  places  the  water 
fell  as  much  as  ten  or  twelve  feet,  and  the  falls  at  that 
time  made  a  loud,  roaring  noise,  and  the  river  at  that 
place  appeared  very  wide.  We  proceeded  from  there 
down  the  river  to  Cairo,  at  the  mouth  of  the  Ohio, 
without  any  further  trouble.  Cairo  at  that  time,  the 
fall  of  1S17,  was  a  poor  place,  and  what  few  buildings 
there  were  appeared  to  be  built  on  stilts,  or  wooden 
posts  some  fifteen  to  twenty  feet  high,  so  as  to  keep 
dry  from  the  high  water.  There  we  met  the  Missis- 
sippi and  e.Kperienced  a  great  deal  of  trouble  in  ascend- 
ing that  river.  When  the  wind  was  fair  we  could  use 
the  sail  and  do  quite  well,  but  the  crookedness  of  the 
river  and  the  uncertainty  of  the  wind  rendered  the 
sails  of  but  very  little  service  and  we  had  to  depend  on 
poling  or  cordeling  the  boat  along,  which  was  slow 
and  hard  work.  The  cold  weather  coming  on,  our 
boat  was  frozen  up  solid  and  fast  opposite  the  town  of 
Kaskaskia.  and  there  the  boat  lay  until  spring.  My 
father  and  Barker  and  many  others  left  the  boat  and 
went  up  where  they  intended  to  enter  their  land. 
Deacon  Samuel  Smith  and  father  were  well  acquainted 
in  Maine,  and  his  two  sons,  Benjamin  and  James 
Smith,  must  have  been  on  our  boat  and  have  come  up 
with  us,  and  I  did  not  know  it,  for  the  two  boys,  act- 
ing for  their  father,  and  my  father  that  winter  entered 
320  acres  of  land  together.  Father  was  to  '  take  the 
prairie,  IGO  acres,  and  the  Smith  boys  were  to  take  the 
timber,   IGO  acres,  and   then   they   were  to   divide  the 


land  East  and  West  and  each  would  have  one  half  of 
me  timoer  and  one  half  of  the  pvairie.  During  the 
summer  of  1S18  the  Smith  boj's  got  out  the  timber  for 
the  house  that  they  built  for  their  father;  and  in  the 
summer  of  1818  my  father  framed  the  house  for  them^ 
I  working  with  him  when  he  did  the  work.  The  Smith 
boys  went  on  and  finished  the  house  and  the  old  Dea- 
con Smith  lived  and  died  in  that  house.  The  old  Dea- 
con Smith  with  his  family  came  to  Illinois  in  the 
spring  of  1819.  Timothy  Higgins,  the  father  of  Robert 
Higgins,  came  to  Illinois  in  the  fall  of  1818,  arriving- 
shortly  after  the  death  of  father  and  mother.  There 
was  another  Smith  by  the  name  of  John  Smith, 
brother  of  Samuel  Smith,  who  came  with  his  brother 
Samuel  in  the  spring  of  1819.  This  John  Smith  was 
the  father  of  Nathaniel,  Benjamin  and  Valentine 
Smith.  There  were  also  several  other  children  in  the 
family.  He  settled  west  of  where  the  father  of  Robert 
Higgins  settled,  but  died  not  many  years  after  coming 
to  the  state,  and  left  a  widow,  who  survived  him  many 
years.  Robert  Higgins'  mother  was  Samuel  Smith's 
sister.  There  were  other  families  who  came  from 
Maine,  the  Temples, — Richard  and  John.  They  also 
settled  in  that  section  of  the  country,  and  it  was  known, 
as  the  Yankee  settlement.  They  were  honest,  hard- 
working men,  and  men  well  calculated  to  improve  the 
country.  All  of  the  old  set  have  died  and  but  few  left 
of  the  second  generation. 

"While  our  boat  was  frozen  up  opposite  Kaskaskia, 
the  men  portion  of  the  boat  left  and  came  up  and  built 
houses  suitable  to  live  in  during  the  summer,  and  until 
4  better  ones  could  be  built.     Wm.  Fowler  and  John  Dun- 

lap  also  came,  and  Fowler  entered  land  adjoining 
father's  on  the  North,  and  his  summer  house  and 
father's  were  not  over  two  hundred  yards  apart. 
Father  and  Barker  worked  from  the  time  they  left  the 
boat  at  Kaskaskia  until  the  boat  was  ready  to  move  up 
to  St.  Louis,  father  having  employed  Barker  to  work 
for  him  to  improve  his  place.  As  near  as  I  can  recol- 
lect the  boat  with  all  on  board  arrived  in  St.  Louis 
about  the  12th  of  March,  1818.  We  stayed  in  St. 
Louis  but  a  few  days,  and  Daniel  Moore,  a  brother  of 
Smith  Moore,  moved  us  from  St.  Louis  to  our  home  on 
Richland  Creek.     The  exact  time  that  we  arrived  there- 



was  between  the  15th  and  18th  of  March,  1818.     Father, 
with   the  help  of   Barker,   immediately  went  to   work 
making   rails    and   fencing   land   to    put   in   corn,    and 
father  planted  that  spring  about  fourteen  acres  of  corn, 
some  eight  or  ten  acres  of  which  yielded  at  least  forty 
bushels  per  acre,  good  sound  corn.     The  year  of  1818 
was  a  rather  wet  year,  and  father  worked  very  hard 
in  hopes  of  having  a  comfortable  house  for  the  winter. 
He  repaired  the  old  water-mill  owned  by  James  David- 
son on  the  Prairie  Du  Long  Creek,  an  unhealthy  local- 
ity for  a  person  not  acclimated  to  the  country,  and  af- 
ter it  was  repaired,  sawed  lumber  for  his  house.     He 
had  his  house  framed  and  ready  to  raise,  and  well  dug, 
before  he  and  mother  took  sick.     As  near  as  I  can  rec- 
ollect, father  and   mother  were  taken  sick  about  the 
last  week  of  August  in  1818,  both  being  taken  down 
at  the  same  time.     Aunt  Esther,  Uncle  Barker's  wife, 
was  taken   sick   at   about   tne  same   time,   they  living 
some  two  miles  from  where  father  lived.     My  mother 
died  on  the  15th  day  of  September,  1818,  and   father 
died   on   the   17th   day  of  the  same  month,  and   Aunt 
Barker  died  on  the  27th  of  September.     All  three  were 
buried   within   twenty-five  yards   of  where  father   and 
mother  died.     I  was  the  only  person  in  the  house  ex- 
cepting father  when  mother  died,  and  was  sitting  on 
the  foot  of  the  bed  when  she  breathed  her  last.     She 
had  been  unconscious  and  knew  but  little  for  several 
days  before  her  death.     The  balance  of  the  children  liad 
gone  to   Mr.   Fowler's  for  their   breakfast.     Father  at 
that  time  was  so  sick  that  we  did  not  know  that  he 
could  speak,  yet  when  Mr.  Fowler,  who  accompanied 
the  children  home  from  his  house,  reached  father  and 
shook  him  and  exclaimed  to  him,  "Mr.  Thompson,  your 
wife   is   dead,"   father   raised   up   and   exclaimed,   "My 
poor  children,  Mr.  Fowler,  make  her  a  decent  coffin," 
and  but  very  few  words  he  ever  spoke  to  any  one  after 
that.     He  lived  only  two  days  longer.     The  family  of 
five  children,  the  oldest  thirteen  and  the  youngest  four, 
surely     felt     lonesome.     There     were     neighbors     and 
good    ones.     Mehetable    could    readily    have    found    a 
home  if  she  would  not  take  the  young  child  with  her, 
but  she  would  not  give  him  up  and  consequently  she 
could  not  get  a  home.     She  stayed  a  few  months  with 
Thos.  Talbot,   but  they   refused   to  keep   her   and   the 


child  both.     One  of  our  nearest  neighbors,  Abner  Carr, 
who   married   a    sister  of   Samuel    Phillips,   agreed    to 
keep  the  child  through  the  winter,  if  Mehetable  would 
go  and  live  with  Mrs.  Henry  Stout,  who  was  a  sister 
of  Mrs.  Carr  and  had  no  children.     So  Mehetable  found 
a  good  home  and  remained  there  until  she  was  mar- 
ried.    Mrs.  Stout  proved  a  true  mother  and  Mehetable 
founa    a    good    home.     Nellie    (Eleanor)    immediately 
found  a  good  home  with  Mrs.  George  Wilderman  and 
lived  there   until  she  married.     Haines   found   a  good 
home  with  Capt.  John  Stuntz  and  was  bound  to  him  to 
learn  the  tanning  business.     He  lived  with  him  until 
lie  was  twenty-one  years  old.     As  for  myself,  I  went  to 
our  nearest  neighbor's,   Wm.   Fowler,   and   asked   if   I 
could   stay  at  his  house.     He  and   John  Dunlap  were 
hewing  and  scoring  logs  to  build  a  house  to  live  in.. 
They,  up  to  that  time,  like  my  father,  had  only  lived 
in  a  summer  liouse.     Says  Fowler  to  me  in  answer  to 
my   question,   "What   can   you   do   to   pay   for   keeping 
you?     Can  you  score  and  hew?"     I  told  him  that  I  had 
never  tried  to  hew  any,  but  I  could  use  an  axe  quite 
well  for  a  boy.     He  handed  me  an  axe  and  told  me  to 
get  on  a  log  and  let  him  see  what  I  could  do.     He  was 
so  well  pleased  with  my  work  that  he  let  me  stay  and  I 
lived  aoout  one  year  with   Fowler.     I   had   been  with 
Fowler  only  about  one  month  when  I  was  taken  very 
sick,  and  was  sick  most  of  the  winter  of  1818.     In  the 
spring  of  1819  Mr.  Fowler  contracted  to  build  a  large 
house    for    Samuel    Mitchell    on    Silver    Creek,    where 
Mitchell  at  that  time  had  a  saw-mill.     I  had  regained 
my  health  and  Fowler  had  me  to  act  as  cook  for  his 
men  while  working  at  the  mill.     I  had  from  three  to 
seven  or   eight  hands  to   cook  for,  but  usually  about 
three,  and  got  along  quite  well,  but  was  so  much  in  the 
water  that  at  about  the  time  the  mill  house  was  fin- 
ished we  all  took  sick  with  the  fever  and  ague.     In  fact 
every   one   of   us   was   down    with    the   ague, — Fowler, 
Dunlap,  Mrs.  Fowler  and  their  only  child  and  myself. 
That  was  about  the  first  of  September,  1819.     A  Mrs. 
Hill,  mother  of  David  Hill,  living  not  far  away,  came 
to  Fowler  and  per.suaded  him  to  let  me  go  and  stay  at 
her  house  as  she  said  she  could  soon  cure  me.     I  think 
it  was  Sunday  that  I  went  with  her  to  her  house  and 
stayed  with  her  for  one  week,  having  the  chills  every 


day.     She  did  all  that  she  could  for  me  and  the  next 
Sunday   after  I  got   there  she  had  her  son,  Jonathan 
Hill,  take  me  behind  him  on  his  horse  and  carry  me  to 
Capt.   John    Stuntz's,   where  brother  Haines  had   been 
since  father's  death.     I   arrived  at  Stuntz's  about  the 
15th  or  20th  of  September,  1819,  and  lived  with  them 
until  the  2Gth  of  April,  1S2S,  when  my  apprenticeship 
with   him   expired,    I    having  been   bound   as   was   my 
brother   to   learn  the  tanning  trade.     At  the  home  of 
Mr.  Stuntz  and  his  noble  wife  I  must  truthfully  say  the 
kindest  treatment  and  best  examples  were  set  before 
my  brother  and  myself,  and  sorry  was  I  when  the  28th 
of  April,  1828,  arrived  when  I  bade  the  family  adieu. 
Abel,  if  my  memory  serves  me  rightly,  was  taken  from 
Mr.  Carr's  and  Samuel  Smith  kept  him  until  Mr.  Henry 
Null  took  him  the  spring  or  fall  of  1820,  and  he  and 
his   wife  treated  him  as  a  father   and   mother  would 
have  done." 
(6)   Amos   Thompson    m.,   May,    1831,    Irene   Moore   Charles, 
b.  North  Carolina,  Sept.  14,  1809;  d.  Jan.  15,  1852.     She 
.  was  a  woman  of  superior  qualities;   daughter  of  Levin 
Charles,  b.  near  Cambridge,  Md.,  Feb.  G,  1771;  d.  Belle- 
ville,  111.;    resided  for   some  time  at  Guilford,   N.   C," 
moved  to  Belleville,  111.,  soon  after  his  marriage;    m., 
about  1801.  Eleanor  Wright,  b.  Guilford  County.  N.  C, 
Dec.  13.  1779;  d.  Aug.  17,  18G3.     Levin  Charles  was  the 
son  of  Elijah  Charles,  b.  Dec.  17,  1751;  d.  in  Illinois  in 
1831;    m.,  1777,  Isabella  Moore,  who  lived  to  be  about 
ninety  years  old;    she  was   the  daughter  of  Jonathan 
Moore,  of  a  very  strong  old  family,  b.  in  Georgia,  Nov. 
20,  1799;    d.   April   19,  1880.     Soon  after  his  marriage 
Elijah  Charles  moved  to  North  Carolina  and  enlisted 
in    the    Revolutionary    Army;    he    rendered    important 
service  as  a  guide  to  General  Greene's  army  and  was 
one  of  the  sturdiest  patriots  of  his  day;   he  moved  to 
Illinois  about  1818;  his  family  was  a  large  and  influen- 
tial one. 
(7)   Alonzo    Thompson,    b.    Belleville,    111.,    Feb.    22,    1832; 
cflice    No.  831    Majestic    building,    Denver,    Col.;    he 
has   lived    at  Maynel,   Mo.,   and    St.    Louis;    he   was 
Illinois    state    auditor    from    Jan.    1,    18G5,    to    Jan. 
1.  1869  ;  he  is  now  a  dealer  in  lands ;  in  his  early 
years  he  held  several  offices  of  honor  and  trust   in 
Missouri;    he  was  elected  on  the  Republican  ticket, 



along  with  Thomas  O.  Fletcher,  governor,  to  fill  the 
office  of  state  auditor  during  the  Civil  War,  18G4, 
and  held  the  office  for  four  years;  he  took  an  active 
part  in  the  Civil  War,  helping  raise  a  regiment  in 
northwest  Missouri,  and  served  as  a  scout  in  various 
parts  of  the  state;  he  also  represented  Nodaway 
County  in  the  state  Legislature  for  a  term  of  two 
years;  he  finished  his  education  in  McKendric  Col- 
lege, Illinois,  graduating  in  1853  ;  he  was  one  of  the 
founders  of  the  Platonian  Society  in  that  college; 
m.  (first),  near  Maynell,  Mo.,  Dec.  6,  1857,  hy  Elder 
B.  F.  Baxter  of  the  Methodist  Episcopal  Church, 
South,  Mary  Vinsonhaler,  b.  Maynell,  Mo.,  Sept.  21, 
183G;  d.  March  1,  1877;  daughter  of  Jacob  Vinson- 
haler and  Mary  McDonald;  m.  (second),  at  Stillman 
Valley,  111.,  April  12,  1880,  Mary  F.  Adams,  b.  Ra- 
cine, Wis.,  Feb.  26,  1847;  d.  April  13,  1831;  no 
children;  m.  (third),  Oct.  30,  1881,  Mrs.  Annie  Eliz- 
abeth (Heard)  Jones,  b.  in  Mississippi,  Jan.  13,  1851; 
studied  in  Crawford  Female  Institute  and  Chester 
Female  Institute;  daughter  of  Christopher  Colum- 
bus Heard  and  granddaughter  of  Samuel  Smith 
Children  of  first  wife: 

(8)  Hattie  Irene  Thompson,  b.  Nov.  5,  1858;  resides  at 
Nevada,  Vernon  County,  Mo.;  m..  Oct.  27,  1881,  at 
Maynell,  Mo.,  Edward  P.  Lindley,  b.  Monticello, 
Mo.,  April  25,  1851;  he  is  a  very  successful  lawyer; 
he  studied  in  several  schools  and  colleges, 
and  graduated  at  the  St.  Louis  Law  School 
in  1877;  he  has  resided  in  Washington  D.  C,  Dav- 
enport, la.,  Chicago,  111.,  St.  Louis,  etc.  His  wife 
was  a  fine  student  in  several  schools,  the  last  one 
being  Brooker  Hall,  Media,  Pa. 
(9)   Mabel  Lindley,   b.  Aug.   15,   1882;    she   studied   in 

St.  Louis  College. 
(9)   James  Johnson  Lindley,  b.  June  18,  1885;  studied 
three   years    in    the   Military   Academy,    Culver, 
Ind.;    in    1906    is    in    the    State   University,    Co- 
lumbia, Mo.;   is  second  lieutenant  in  the  Second 
Regiment  Infantry,  Missouri  National  Guard. 
(9)   Eleanor  Lindley,  b.  Feb.  25,  1888. 
(9)   Mary  Catherine  Lindley,  b.  Aug.  30,  1896. 
(8)   Fannie  Thompson,  b.  Aug.  31,  1860;   d.  Dec.  10,  18G0. 


(8)  Elmer  Ellsworth  Thompson,  b.  Dec.  6,  1861;  d.  Aug. 
10,  1887;  real  estate  dealer;  studied  at  Phillips 
Academy,  Andover,  Mass.,  and  in  Yale  College; 
lived  in  St.  Louis,  Mo.;  m.,  June  4,  1887,  Adele 
Picot  of  St.  Louis,  who  is  married  a  second  time 
and  resides  in  Missouri;  no  children. 
Child  of  third  wife: 

(8)  Alonzo  Heard  Thompson,  b.  Jan.  6,  1883;  graduated 
Northwestern  Military  Academy,  Illinois;  unm.; 
resides  in  Denver,  Col. 
(7)  Mary  Eleanor  Thompson,  b.  Belleville,  111.,  Oct.  17, 
1835;  studied  in  Monticello  Seminary,  near  Alton, 
111.,  and  in  Jacksonville  (111.)  Female  College;  re- 
sides in  Colorado  Springs,  Col.;  m.,  Jan.  13,  1856, 
Theophilus  Harrison,  b.  Belleville,  111.,  Sept.  14, 
1841;  attended  McKendric  College,  Lebanon,  111.,  in 
1850  and  1853;  son  of  James  Harvey  Harrison  and 
Lucinda  Gooding;  the  father  was  b.  Feb.  25,  1805, 
and  moved  to  Illinois  in  1807.  The  grandfather  of 
Theophilus  Harrison  was  Thomas  Harrison  of  Vir- 
ginia, who  was  b.  Dec.  13,  1779,  and  was  a  faithful 
local  minister  in  the  Methodist  Episcopal  Church. 
Thomas  Harrison  had  five  sons,  one  of  whom  died  in 
youth;  the  other  four  sons  were  flour  millers  in  Illi- 
nois, and  were  the  first  to  introduce  steam  flour  mills 
into  Illinois;  they  built  four  steam  flour  mills  at 
Belleville,  111.,  and  had  fine  success  in  business. 
Mr.  Theophilus  Harrison  is  a  large  manufacturer  of 
agricultural  machinery  at  Belleville,  111.;  these  Har- 
rison machine  works  were  established  in  1848  and 
incorporated  in  1878. 
(8)   Lucinda   Irene  Harrison,  b.  Belleville,  111.,  May  11, 

1857;    d.  May  1,  1861. 
(8)   Eugene  Amos  Harrison,  b.  Nov.  18,  1859;   d.  Jan.  4, 

(8)  Mary  Josephine  Harrison,  b.  Dec.  9,  1862;  resides  at 
Colorado  Springs,  Col.;  attended  Monticello  Sem- 
inary, Illinois;  m.,  Oct.  17,  1882,  at  Belleville,  111., 
Frank  Halliday,  b.  Oct.  17,  1862;  son  of  Frank 
Halliday  and  Ellen  Moody  of  Cincinnati,  O. 
(8)  Annie  May  Harrison,  b.  Belleville,  111.,  July  12,  1868; 
resides  1839  Gramercy  Place,  Los  Angeles,  Cal.;  at- 
tended Mary  Institute,  St.  Louis,  Mo.,  and  South- 
ern Home  School,  Baltimore,  Md.;  graduated  from 


Miss  Brown's  School,  New  York  City,  1892;  m.,  at 
Colorado    Springs,   Col.,   June  29,    1892,   Frederick 
Warren  Johnson,  b.  Red  Wing,  Minn.,  Jan.  29,  1868; 
graduated    from    Harvard    College    in    1892;     real 
estate  dealer;   son  of  Joseph  Warren  Johnson  and 
Melinda  Elizabeth   Harrison;    has  lived  in  Minne- 
apolis, Minn.,  and  in  Iowa  City,  la. 
(9)    Sydney  Warren  Johnson,  b.  June  12,  1893. 
(9)   Eleanor  Irene  Johnson,  b.  May  14,  1897. 
(7)   Josephine    Bonaparte    Thompson,    b.     Belleville,     111.,. 
Aug.    22,    1838;     d.    April    G,    1882;    she    resided    at 
Greencastle,  Ind.;   buried  in  Green  Mount  Cemetery, 
Belleville,    111.;     m.,    Feb.    14,    18G0,    John    Douglas 
Truett,   D.   near  Chillicothe,  O.,  Oct.   12,   1835;    d.  at 
Atlanta,  Ga.,  Dec.  7,  1897;  son  of  Samuel  Truett  and 
Mary  Ann  Montgomery;   he  was  a  dealer  in  agricul- 
tural impleme'nts. 
(8)   Nellie  Olive  Truett,  b.  Foot  City,  Mo.,  Jan.  3,  1SG2; 
resides    1449    Alabama   Street,    Indianapolis,    Ind.; 
m.,   Dec.   10,    1884,   Andrew   Lincoln    Lockridge,    b. 
near  Greencastle,  Ind.,  March  5,  18G2;  he  is  presi- 
dent  of  the  Putnam   Creamery   Company,    Indian- 
apolis, Ind.;    son  of  Robert  Z.  Lockridge  and  Me- 
lissa Collins. 
(9)   Robert  Truett  Lockridge,   b.    July   19,   1893. 
(8)   Jennie  Douglas  Truett,  b.  Sept.  IG,  18GG;    d.  Indian- 
apolis, Ind.,  April  24,  1887. 
(7)   Cyrus   Thompson,  b.  on  the  old  Belleville,   111.,  home- 
stead,   seven    miles   southeast   of   the    city,    Aug.    15, 
1845;     treasurer    of    the    Harrison    Machine    Works, 
Belleville,    111.;     studied    in    Belleville     (III.)     High 
School,   1863-'G4;    Hudson  River  Institute,  18G3-'64; 
was  a  clerk  and  accountant;  in  1864-'G5  employed  by 
the    Harrison     Machine    Company;     from     1865-75, 
accounting  and  warrant  clerk  in  the  state  auditor's 
office,   Jefferson  Coimty,   Mo.:    in  June,   1875,   he  re- 
turned to  Belleville,  where  he   purchased   a  quarter 
interest   in   the   Harrison   Machine   Works,   and   has 
been  treasurer  and  one  of  the  directors  since  then; 
he   is   a  member    of   no   church,    but   liberal   in   his 
views  and  attends  the  Baptist  Church,  of  which  his 
wife  is  a   member;    he  is   a  sturdy  Republican;    he 
and  his  family  spent  a  year  in  foreign  travel,  1895- 
'96;  m.  (first),  June  17,  1869,  Anna  Sophronia  Dolph, 


b.    Corning,    N.    J.,    June    13,    1S48;    d.    in    Jefferson 
County,  111.,  March  28,  1S72   (24y.,  2m.,  18d.)  ;  she  and 
her  infant  son  are  buried  in  Green  Mount  Cemetery, 
Belleville,    111;    daughter    of    John    Dolph,    b.    about 
1820;  d.  March  4,  1856,  and  of  Frances  Ann  Patrick, 
b.  Wilkesbarre,  Pa.,  April  7,  1821;  d.  Jan.  7,  1899;  the 
parents  d.  at  Binghampton,  N.  J.,  and  are  buried  in 
the  Spring  Forest  Cemetery  at  that  place;   m.    (sec- 
ond), Oct.  23,  1874,  Louisa  Cornelia  Boone,  b.  Fay- 
ette,  Mo.,   April    26,    1849;    daughter   of   William    C. 
Boone,  who  was  a  nephew  of  the  celebrated  pioneer, 
Daniel    Boone. 
(8)   William  Amos  Thompson,  b.  March  6,  1875;   resides 
Belleville,  111.;    secretary  of  the  Harrison  Machine 
Works;    attended   Colorado    College,    1891-93;    m., 
Jan.  24,  1894,  Ondenletta  Heinzleman  of  Belleville, 
111.,  b.  Jan.   25,   1875;    studied    in  Boston    (Mass.) 
Conservatory  of  Music,  1895-96;  daughter  of  John 
Heinzelman  and  Emoline  Middlecoff. 
(9)   John  Cyrus  Thompson,  b.  Jan.  20,  1902. 
(9)    Ruth  Thompson,  b.  Nov.  9,  1905. 
(8)   Twin  brother;  d.  at  birth. 

(8)  Theophilus  Charles  Thompson,  b.  Oct.  18,  1876;  d. 
Feb.  15,  1903;  employed  at  the  Harrison  Ma- 
chine Works,  Belleville,  111.;  his  boat  capsized 
while  he  was  hunting  in  the  Okaw  River,  near 
Posey,  111.;  he  died  soon  after  swimming  to  the 
land  from  the  cold  and  his  struggles  in  the  swift 
current;  he  was  one  of  the  most  popular  young 
men  in  Belleville,  111.;  he  was  a  graduate  of  Col- 
orado College;  he  was  an  athlete  of  local  prominence 
and  had  a  fine  reputation  as  a  hunter  and  fisner- 
man;  attended  Phillips  Andover  (Mass.)  Academy, 
(8)  Lucy  Alice  Thompson,  b.  Feb.  15,  1883;  studied  in 
Christian  College,  Boone  County,  Mo. 
<7)   Eugene  Thompson,   b.   Oct.   2,   1848;    d.   July  30,   1851 

(2y.,  9mo.,  28d.). 
(7)  Charles  Haynes  Thompson,  b.  near  Belleville,  111.,  Nov. 
27,  1850;  address,  128  Third  Street,  Portland,  Ore.; 
real  estate,  loan,  investment  and  ticket  broker,  Port- 
land and  Spokane;  his  mother  died  when  he  was 
two  years  old,  and  he  was  kindly  cared  for  by  his 
maternal  grandmother,  Eleanor  Wright  Charles;   he 


attended    the    district    schools    and    worked    on    the 
farm   until  1863,  when  he  moved  to  Belleville,   111., 
with  his  father,  where  they  made  their  home  with 
his    sister,    Mrs.    Theophilus   Harrison;    here   he   at- 
tended the  public  schools;   in  1870-'71,  he  completed 
his  education  at  Oxford,  O.;    in  the  fall  of  1S71  he 
went  to  Lawrence,  Kan.,  where  he  accepted  a  posi- 
tion in  a  large  clothing  house,  where  he  became  very 
proficient   in   that   line  of  business;    in   1875   he  re- 
moved to  Atchison,  Kan.,  and  engaged  in  merchan- 
dising there ;  in  1894  he  went  to  Fullertou,  Neb.,  and 
engaged  iu  the  real  estate  business  and  stock  rais- 
ing;   in  1889  he  went  to  Portland,  Ore.,  in  business 
under  the  name  of  Thompson  &  Hathaway,   money 
brokers;    he   has   also    been   identified    with    several 
mining   companies   and    other   varied   interests,    and 
is  looked  upon  as  one  of  the  substantial  and   relia- 
ble business  men  of  Oregon;  in  1892  he  spent  a  year 
in  travel,  making  a  tour  of  the  world;    through  in- 
dustry   and    frugality    he    has    accumulated    a    fine 
property;   he  is  a  sturdy  Republican;    though  not  a 
member  of  any  church,  he  is  always  ready  to  give 
money    for    charitable    and    religious    purposes;    m., 
at  Aichison,  Kan.,   in   1878,  Anna  B.   Holbert,  b.   in 
Atchison,   March   17,   1856;    graduated   from    the  At- 
chison   Higli    School    in   1877;    daughter   of   Charles 
Holbert  and  Ann  Eleanor;   no  children. 
(6)   Eleanor  Thompson,  b.  Oct.  30,  1809;  d.  July  12.  1854;  m., 
at   Nashville,    Washington   County,    HI.,    John   Alexan- 
der, who  was  b.  near  Harrisburg,   Pa.,  Feb.  16,  1809; 
farmer;    lived    in   Nashville,    HI.,   ten   years    after   his 
marriage,  then  in  Belleville,  111.,  five  years,  then  went 
to   Leeburg,    St.     Clair     County,    111.,     where   his   wife 
(7)   Caroline    Alexander,    b.    March    3,    1830;    d.    Nov.    22, 
1853;    m.,   June  20,   1852,   W.    R.   Podfield,   b.   Union 
Grove  and  lived   there  after  his  marriage;    no   cliil- 
(7)   Julie  Alexander,  b.  June  15,  1832;  d.  Nov.  14,  1845. 
(7)   Margaret   Alexander,    b.    Aug.    15,    1837;    d.    Nov.    21, 

(7)   Hannah  Alexander,  b.  July  24,  1840;   resides  Marshall, 
Saline  County,  111.;   m.  at  Lamar,  Mo.,  Dec.  12,  1872, 
Cyrus   Alexander,    b.   Lebanon,     111.,   July    3,     1837; 


farmer;    son    of   Aesophus    Alexander    and    Harriet, 
who  lived  on  ;i  farm  near  Pliilo,  HI.,  at  the  time  of- 
their  death  in  1853;  no  children. 
(7)    Harris  Alexander,  b.  March  24,  1842;   d.  near  Lamar, 
111.,  Nov.  12,  1876  ;  farmer ;  m.,  Sept.  10,  1871,  Martha 
Corniug,  b.  in  Memi)his,  Temi.,  Oct.,  1835 ;  she  now 
resides  in  Fnlton,  Miss.;   no  children. 
(6)   David  Haynes  Thompson,  b.  March  27,  1811;  d.  in  Belle- 
ville.,  111.,  Sept.   5,  1834;    unm.;    called  Haynes  in  the 
(6)  Abel  Thompson,  b.  Bowdoiii,  Me.,  April  20,  1814;  d.  near 
Belleville.  111.,  Sept.  15,  1882  ;  lived  in  St.  Clair  County, 
111.,  all  his  life;    farmer  and  carpenter;   he  moved  to 
Illinois  in  1818  and  his  parents  died  soon  after  that; 
he  was  kindly  taken  care  of  and  raised  up  by  the  good 
Germans,    Henry    and    Sally    Null;    he    settled    twenty 
miles  southeast  of  St.  Louis,  in  what  is  now  St.  Clair 
County,  111.;   he  lived  there  and  in  the  adjoining  town 
of  Monroe,   all   his  life;    m.,   1839,   Delilah  Alexandria 
America  Charles,  b.  Oct.  6,  1820;   d.  Sept.  14,  18G0;   b.' 
Alexandria,  111.,  near  where  Cairo  now  is,  and  is  said 
to  have  been  the  first  white  child  born  there,  hence  the 
name  given  her;   daughter  of  Levin  Charles  and  Elea- 
nor Wright. 
(7)   Alpheus  Thompson,  b.  Dec.  18,  1841;  d.  at  five  years  of 

(7)  Augustine  Thompson,  b.  Jan.  15,  1845;  d.  Nov.,  1888 
(43y.) ;  farmer;  lived  for  some  years  near  Centralia, 
III.;  m.  (first),  Penicy  Preston,  who  d.  in  1880;  m. 
(second),  and  the  wife  d.  in  a  short  time;  m. 
(third).  Emma  Cunningham  of  Centralia,  111.,  Aug., 
1883;  she  died  the  following  spring: 
Children  of  first  wife: 

(8)   Eva  Laura  Thompson,  b.  Nov.   16,  1872;    resides  in 
Buxton,  Chester  County,   111.;    educated  in  Carlyle 
schools;    lived  in  Centralia  a  few  years  and  then 
in  Carlisle;    since  marriage  has  lived  in  Buxton; 
m.,  Aug.  25,  1892,  William  Andrew  Sharp,  b.  Bux- 
ton,    111.,    June     23,     1866;     educated    in    Carlyle 
schools;    farmer   and   carpenter;    son   of  Jonathan 
Sharp  and  Mary  McNeill. 
(9)   Jonathan  Sharp,  b.  March  21,  1893. 
(9)   Euterpe  Sharp,  b.  May  23,  1897. 
(9)   William  Ray  Sharp,  b.  Oct.  8,  1902. 


(8)   Charles   Wesley   Thompson,   b.   Jan.    14.    1876;    lives 
five  miles  south  of  Salem,  111.;    farmer;    educated 
in  the  schools  of  Centralia,  111.;   m.,  April  10,  1904, 
Bertha  Kell,  b.  June  15,  1883;    daughter  of  Alex- 
ander Porter  Kell  and  Sarah  A.  Gory. 
(9)   Ralph  Porter  Thompson,  b.  March  8,  1895. 
(7)   Melissa  Thompson,  b.   St.   Clair  County,   111.,  April   8, 
1845;  m.,  May  1,  1873,  Albert  E.  Wildman,  b.  on  the 
old  homestead  where  he  now  lives,  five  miles  south- 
east of  Belleville,  111.;   farmer;    son  of  George  Wild- 
man  and  Nancy  Hill. 
(8)   Luella  Caroline  Wildman,  b.  July  1,  1874. 
(8)   Rosetta  A.  Wildman,  b.  Feb.  G,   187G;    m.,  June  18, 

1896,  Dr.  Daniel  Le  Grand  of  St.  Louis,  Mo. 
(8)   Calvin  Abel  Wildman,  b.  Jan.  9,  1878. 
(8)   Carrie  Isabel  Wildman,  b.  July  24,  1880. 
(8^   Leroy  Alfred  Wildman,  b.  Dec.  27,  1S82. 
(7)   Charles  Thompson,  b.  Sept.  4,  1847;  d.  1874;  unm.    He 
was  traveling  through  Arkansas  and  was  killed  by 
the  accidental  shot  of  a  revolver  at  Valley  Rock. 
(7)   Albert   Thompson,   b.    July   5,    1848;    d.   July    22,    1848 

(7)   Caroline  Thompson,  b.  St.  Clair  County,  111.,  Dec.  19, 
1849;   resides  at  Benton,  111.;  m.,  Sept.  5,  1871,  John 
Henry  Hill.  b.  Monroe  County,   III.,  April  27,   1849; 
farmer;     lived    in    Monroe    County,    111.;     moved    to 
Franklin  County,  near  Benton,  1876;    son  of   Henry 
Bruce  and  Sarah  Ann  Sackett. 
(8)   Cyrus    Elmer    Hill,    b.    July    17,    1874;    d.    Sept.    17, 
1905   (31y.,  2m.);  mail  carrier  on  the  Benton,  111., 
route   nearly   four   years:    m.,   April   8,    1894,   Effie 
Elenora  Doty,  b.  Franklin  County,  111.,  March  26, 
1876;    daughter    of    John    F.    Doty    and    Emily    E. 
(9)   Raymond  Floyd  Hill,  b.  March  11,  1895. 
(9)    Clifton  Hill,  b.  April  5,  1897. 
(9)   Thomas  Gordon  Hill,  b.  March  27,  1899. 
(9)   Cyrus  Elmer  Hill,  b.  Nov.  9,  1905. 
(8)   Roland    Alva    Hill,    b.    Feb.    17,    1877;    d.    April    12, 

(8)   Henry  Monroe  Hill,  b.  May  24,  1878;   teacher;  grad- 
uated  from  a  dental  school,   St.  Louis,  Mo.,   May, 


(S)   Florence  Melissa  Hill,  b.  Jan.  2,  1881;   m.,  Jan.  23, 
1901,    James    Andrew    Hamilton,    b.    Ewing,    HI., 
Sept.    14,    1869;    farmer  and   stocK   raiser;    son  of 
David  S.  Hamilton  and  Susan  E.  Kidwell. 
(9)   Mary  Aleen  Hamilton,  b.  Dec.  30,  1901. 
(7)   Edgar  Thompson,  b.  March  22,  1852;   resides  at  Belle- 
rive,   Jefferson    County,    111.;    farmer;    m.,   April    14, 
1875,    Emma    Phillips,    b.    Aug.    27,    1857;    attended 
district    schools;    daughter    of    William    B.    Phillips 
and  Rebecca  Bevis. 
(8)   Fred  Thomp.son,  b.   Dec.   18,   187G;    resides  at  Belle 
rive,    111.;    farmer    and    school    teacher;    attended 
district    schools    and    State    Normal    School;     m., 
Feb.  18,  1903,  Cora  L.  Smith,  b.  Jefferson  County, 
III.,  Aug.  17,  1880. 
(8)   Flora  Thompson,  b.  Sept.  4,  1878;   resides  at  Poplar 
Bluffs,  111.;   m.,  May  22,  1896,  in  Jefferson  County, 
111.,  James  Thomas  Byran. 
(8)    Stella  Thompson,   b.   July   26,    1881;   resides   Greene 
County,  111. ;  m.,  Nov.  17,  1899,  Charles  McKenzie, 
farmer  and  carpenter. 
(8)   Maud  Thompson,  b.  June  25,  1891. 
(8)    Son  and  daughter;  d.  in  infancy. 
(7)   Dr.  Jerome  Thompson,   b.  Feb.   15,  185G,   in  St.  Clair 
County,    111.;    resides    Morrisonville,    111.;    has    lived 
in  Evansville,  111.,  Cerro  Gordo,  111.,  etc.;   graduated 
at  Miami  Medical  College,  March  7,  1878;    m.,  April 
21,    1880,    Sarah   G.    Booth,   b.   Newton   County,    Mo.. 
Aug.  13,  1855;  daughter  of  David  Booth  and  Cynthia. 
(8)   Anita  Mabel  Thompson,  b.  March  7,  1881;   graduated 
at  Morrisonville   (111.)   High  School,  1901. 
(7)   Dr.   William   Thompson,   b.   Feb.   23,    1858;    396  Ridge 
Building,    Kansas    City,    Mo.;     resides    623    Walnut 
Street;    graduated    from    Missouri    Medical    College, 
1881;    m..    Oct.    1.    1885.    Luella    Ilathorne,    b.    New 
castle.  Pa.,  May  27,  1856;    daughter  of  Alexander  S. 
Hathorne  and  Salina  Boise. 
(8)    Fae  Thompson,  b.  Oct.  23,  1887. 

(8)   Carylin    Thompson,   b.    June   25,    1893;    d.    Sept.    24, 


(7)   Albert   Thompson,    b.    St.    Clair    County,    111.,    Oct.    9, 

1860,  fifteen   miles   south   of   Belleville,   111.;    resides 

at    Fullerton,    Neb.;     attorn ey-at-law;     lived    on    the 

farm  until  sixteen  years  of  age,  then  lived  for  four 


years  near  Benton,  111.,  with  his  sister,  Caroline; 
in  1886  he  moved  to  Fullerton,  Neb.;  taught  school 
a  number  of  years;  attended  Ewing  College,  1878- 
'79;  in  1880  went  back  to  St.  Clair  County,  111.,  and 
taught  three  years  in  Freeburg  public  schools;  law 
course  in  St.  Louis  Law  School;  graduated  with 
LL.  B.  in  the  spring  of  1885;  in  the  spring  of  1888 
went  West,  and  has  been  there  ever  since;  from 
1888  to  1893  was  in  partnership  with  Hon.  George 
D.  Miklejohn,  who  was  assistant  secretary  of  war  up 
to  Jan.  1,  1891;  since  1893  has  been  in  practice 
alone;  the  summer  of  1900  was  spent  with  his  wife 
in  Vermont,  camping  at  Thompson's  Point,  Lake 
Champlain,  etc.;  m.,  in  the  Beream  Baptist  Church, 
Burlington,  Vt.,  June  G,  1893,  Kate  Mary  Taggart,  b. 
East  Charlotte,  Vt.,  April  1,  1871;  daughter  of  Ben- 
jamin D.  Taggart  and  Emma  D.  Narramore. 
(7)  Dr.  Eugene  Thompson,  b.  St.  Clair  County,  111.,  Nov. 
IG,  18G4;  resides  203  Collinsville  Avenue,  East  St. 
Louis,  Mo.;  graduated  from  Miami  Medical  Conege 
March  4,  1890;  m.,  June  14,  1894,  Althea  L.  Gooding, 
b.  Clinton  County,  111.,  Feb.  19.  1SC7;  daughter  of 
Abraham  Gooding  and  Malinda;  no  children. 

^  i^  i^  ^  1^; 

(5)  The  second  child  of  Amos  Thompson  and  Hannah  Woos- 
ter,  Ahnah  Thompson,  b.  March  14,  1777;  d.  Bowdoin,  Me., 
Jan.  20,  ISGO  (S2y.,  10m.);  the  "h"  is  omitted  at  the  end 
of  her  name  in  most  of  the  old  records,  but  is  carefully 
added  by  most  of  her  descendants;  m.,  March  2,  1798, 
David  Haynes,  b.  Sudbury,  Mass.,  Dec.  25,  1777:  d.  Bow- 
doin, Me.,  Feb.  15,  1862;  he  was  a  brother  of  Mary 
Haynes,  who  m.  Abel  Thompson^;  he  came  to  Bath,  Me., 
when  he  was  three  or  four  years  old;  went  to  Bowdoin, 
Me.,  when  a  young  man,  and  remained  in  that  town  un- 
til his  death.  He  and  his  wife  are  buried  in  the  Bow- 
doinham  Village  Cemetery. 
(6)    Sally   Haynes,   b.   Aug.   21,   1798;    d.   March   5,   1826;    m. 

Stephen  Curtis. 
(G)   Content  Haynes,  b.  Aug.   8,  1800;    d.   Nov.   18,  1875;    m. 
(first),  Elii^ha  Doyle;   m.    (second),  Joseph  Green;  six 
children  of  first  marriage. 
(6)   Capt.  Stephen  Stockbridge  Haynes,  b.  Sept.  10.  1802;    d. 
June  11,  1878;   m.  Mehitable  Mosely;    a  large  and  fine 
numoer  of  descendants. 


(6)   Sophronia  Haynes,  b.'-Sept.  7,  1804;   d.  Jan.  1,  1884. 

(6)  Saviali  Haynes,  b.  April  22,  1806;  d.  April  11,  1895;  m. 
Joseph  Trufant. 

(6)  Dwinal  Haynes,  b.  Dec.  2,  1808;  d.  Sept.  11,  1884;  m. 
Alma  Small;   six  children. 

(6)  Ayres  Haynes,  b.  Aug.  14,  1811;  d.  Dec.  16,  1887;  m.  Ma- 
tilda Williams;  nine  children. 

(6)  James  Haynes,  b.  Feb.  9,  1815;  d.  Nov.  8,  1902;  a  noble 
man;  long  in  the  hardware  business  at  Richmond,  Me.; 
m.  (first),  Nov.  4,  1845,  Julia  A.  Curtis,  b.  Feb.  1,  1821; 
d.  June  4,  1853;  one  child;  m.  (second),  Sept.  29,  1853, 
Elizabeth  Lewis  Brooks,  who  d.  Aug.  19,  1880;  four 
children;  m.  (third),  Nov.  15,  1882,  Melinda  Jane 
Brooks,  b.  Oct.  23,  1835;  d.  April  17,  1892. 

(6)  Francis  M.  Haynes,  b.  Feb.,  1827,  d.  at  New  Orleans, 
La.,  Jan.  5,  1860. 

(5)  The  third  child  of  Amos  Thompson  and  Hannah  Wooster, 
Eunice  Thompson,  b.  Bowdoin,  Me.,  Jan.  10,  1780  (one 
gives  the  date  1778);  d.  March  26,  1842  (60y.);  m.,  1797, 
Abizer  Purington,  b.  Sept.  10,  1779;  d.  June  8,  1858 
(78y.);  son  of  Rev.  Humphrey  Purington"  and  Thankful 
Snow^  Humphrey  Purington"  and  Thankful  Woodbury; 
Humphrey  Purington*  and  Thankful  Harding;   Hezekiah 

Purington^    and    Mary ;    Lieut.    James    Purington^ 

and  Mary  Scammon;  of  Ancestor  George  Purington'. 

One  of  the  descendants  has  well  said:  "Grandmother 
Eunice  (Thompson)  Purington  was  very  faithful  to  her 
thirteen  children.  She  required  them  to  keep  the  Sab- 
bath according  to  the  Puritan  rules,  allowing  no  play 
and  only  necessary  work  to  be  done.  All  were  expected 
to  attend  church  services,  which  were  then  held  in 
houses  and  barns.  Some  must,  however,  stay  at  home 
each  Sabbath  and  take  care  of  the  cattle  and  keep  away 
the  wild  beasts,  which  were  then  so  abundant.  When 
two  of  the  sons,  Abel  and  Elisha,  were  about  ten  and 
twelve  years  of  age,  they  persuaded  their  father  to  let 
them  stay  at  home  with  their  mother,  to  do  the  chores 
on  the  Sabbath;  but  it  proved  that  they  had  most  in 
mind  the  small  brook  near  what  was  known  as  the  boil- 
ing spring.  There  they  soon  cautiously  went  to  play, 
maKing  water  wheels,  etc.  To  correct  this  matter,  the 
mother  told  them  that  if  they,  persisted  in  such  sport 
the  ou  Scratcher  would  come  after  them;   but  they  con- 


tinned  to  transgress.  One'  Sabbath  morning,  while  they 
were  busily  playing  by  the  brook,  the  mother  dressed 
herself  us  as  she  imagined  the  Devil  or  Old  Scratcher, 
as  .le  was  commonly  called,  looked.  She  went  around 
through  the  woods  and  came  up  to  a  fence  near  the  boys 
and  began  to  lustily  scratch  upon  it.  The  lads  were 
greatly  frightened  and  ran  to  the  barn  as  fast  as  they 
could.  The  mother  took  another  path  to  the  house,  and 
got  there  before  the  boys,  and  had  the  Old  Scratcher's 
clothes  tucked  away  out  of  sight  before  the  boys  came  to 
the  log  house.  They  were  so  frightened  and  ashamed 
of  their  wickedness  that  they  never  mentioned  the  cir- 
cumstance to  any  member  of  the  family.  It  was  long 
afterwards  that  they  knew  that  the  creature  that  they 
saw  at  the  fence  was  their  mother.  It  is  needless  to 
say  that  for  a  time  the  two  boys  sturdily  kept  the  Sab- 

"A  year  before  his  marriage  to  Eunice  Thompson,  Abi- 
zer  Purington  went  into  the  wilderness,  three  miles  be- 
yond the  other  settlers  in  Bowdoin,  Me.,  keeping  his 
way  by  spotted  trees,  and  clearing  up  land  and  building 
the  log  house  of  one  room  to  which  he  brought  his  happy 
bride.  He  was  a  shoemaker  and  a  man  of  good  educa- 
tion. He  was  industrious  to  the  last,  and  faithful  in  all 
his  duties.  For  many  years  he  was  a  sturdy,  faithful 
deacon  in  the  Free  Baptist  Church,  of  which  he  and  his 
wife  were  members.  His  home  was  truly  one  lighted  by 
purest  faith  and  Christian  love." 
(6)   Abner  Purington,   b.   Nov.   20,   1798;    d.    at  sea   when   a 

young  man. 
(6)   Esther  Purington,  b.  July  25,  1800;    d.  May  8,  1884;    m. 
Frederick  Buker,  and  had  nine  children  and  thirteen 
(6)   Fanny    D.    Purington,    b.    April    14,    1802;     d.    Nov.    2, 

1SS4 :    m.  Zaccheus  Buker. 
(6)   Humphrey  Purington,  b.  Feb.  26,  1804;    farmer  and  jus- 
tice of  the  peace;    m.  Harriet  Brown;    eight  children. 
Rev.  Harry  M.  Purington  of  the  Baptist  Church,  Mt. 
Vernon,  Me.,  is  a  grandson. 
(6)   Abel  Purington,  b.  March  21,  1806;    d.  Jan.  22,  1891;   m. 
Mary   Raymond;    seven  children.     Rev.   Cyrus  Puring- 
ton of  the  Methodist  Episcopal  Church,   Mt.   Vernon, 
Me.,  is  a  grandson. 
(6)   Abizer  Purington,  b.  March  20,  1808;   d.  July,  1827. 


(6)   Betsy  Purington,  b.   Dec.  4,   1809;    d.  Feb.  28,   1890;    m. 

Timothy  Buker.     The  daughter,  Emma  Jane,  m.   Nel- 
son Grover. 
(6)   Rev.  Elisha  Purington,  b.  Nov.  1,  1811;  d.  Dec.  15,  1880; 

a  very  successful  Free  Baptist  minister;    m.   Deborah 

E.  Brown;   six  children. 
(6)   Amos  Purington,  b.  Aug.  17,  1813;  d.  1897;  m.  M:irgaret 

Jane    Patterson;    eight    children;    one    of    these,    Hon. 

Horace    Purington,    is    mayor    of    Waterville,    Me;     a 

grandson,  Herbert  E.,  is  professor  at  Lewiston,  Me. 
(G)   Cornelius  Purington,  b.  Oct.  17,  1815;  m.  Hannah  Tul^ey; 

four  children. 
(6)   Daniel  T.   Purington,  b.  Dec.  8,  1817;    d.  Feb.  12,  1889; 

m.  Pauline  S.  Mariner;  three  children. 
(6)   Eunice  Purington,  b.  Feb.  12,  1820;    d.   1895;    m.  Henry 

(6)   Josiah  Purington,  b.  Oct.   19,  1822;   d.  Jan.  29,  1890;   m. 

Abbie  Ridley;    one  son.     (Full   records  in   "Purington. 

Genealogy,"  by  Rev.  Charles  N.  Sinnett.) 

(5)  Tne  fourth  child  of  Amos  Thompson  and  Hannah  Wooster, 
Phineas  Thompson,  b.  Bowdoin,  Me.,  Sept.  1/,  1782;  d. 
Nov.  22,  18G0  (80y.);  buried  with  his  wife,  near  the 
Gowell  farm,  Bowdoin,  Me.;  he  spent  most  of  his  life  in 
Bowdoin;  after  his  marriage  he  lived  in  Lisbon,  Me.,  for 
awhile,  this  being  the  home  town  of  his  wife;  in  1885  he 
went  to  live  at  Brunswick,  Me.,  witli  his  son,  John;  he 
was  a  faithful  farmer  and  highly  respected  man;  he 
was  a  Universalist. 

Amos  Thompson  of  Belleville,  111.,  writes:  "I  visited 
Phineas  Thompson  in  1829,  and  found  him  a  stout, 
hardy  man,  in  the  prime  of  life.  I  used  to  go  out  to  the 
wooQS  with  him,  across  the  intervale  to  his  timber,  to 
get  firewood.  He  said  that  he  should  soon  have  to- 
build  a  new  house.  He  was  then  living  with  my  grand- 
father in  the  brick  house.  He  had  taken  the  farm  and 
was  to  maintain  grandfather  and  grandmotlier  the  rest 
of  their  lives.  That  winter  I  was  several  days  at  his 
place,  and  Uncle  Abijah  Thompson's,  as  they  lived  near 
each  other.  He  was  then  living  with  his  third  wife,  and 
the  girls  of  his  second  marriage  were  living  with  him; 
tne  daughter  Elizabeth  married  a  Hinkley  shortly  after 
that.     When   my  father,   Abel   Thompson,   left   Maine   in 


December,  1816,  Phineas  Thompson  was  living  about  two 
miles  from  my  father's  place.  I  think  it  was  called 
West  Bowdoin.  I  have  often  been  at  that  place,  and  his 
children  would  come  over  to  our  place.  In  my  father's 
barn  I  have  often  played  with  Wooster  and  Ray  Thomp- 

"In  Aug.,  1884,  I  visited  Phineas  Thompson's  old  place. 
The  laj^  of  the  land  looked  quite  natural  to  me,  but  the 
old  brick  house  and  the  orchard   were   gone.     The  new 
house   which    I'hiueas   Thompson    built   on   the   hill    was 
still  there.     I  was  saddened  to  think  of  the  changes  in 
fifty-five  years." 
(5)   Phineas      Thompson      m.       (first)       (publishment      dated 
July   9,    1803),   Mehetable   Preble',    b.    Wolwich,    Me.;    d. 
1804;    daughter  of  Ebenezer  Preble^  and  Martha  Smith; 
Ebenezer     Preble''     and     Mary     Harnden     of     Arrowsio, 
Me.;    of    Jonathan    Preble*    and    Rebecca    Harvey,    who 
moved  from  York,  Me.,  to  Arrowsic,  Me.;  Capt.  Abraham 
Preble'';    Andrew   Preble-;    Robert   Preble\     M.    (second) 
(publishment  dated  Jan.  25,  1806),  Mary  Metcalf  of  Lis- 
bon, Me.,  who  d.  Dec.  10,  1819  (33y.,  7m.);  buried  on  the 
Gowell  farm.     M.   (third),  Nov.  30,  1820,  Jemima  Blake, 
b.  Harpswell,  Me.;   d.  early  in  June,  1823,  when  her  only 
child,  John  A.  Thompson,  was  but  five  weeks  old;  daugh- 
ter   of    John    Blake    and    Jennie    Webber.     M.     (fourth) 
(publication   dated    Oct.    22,   1823),    Sarah    Goodwin    of 
Litchfield,  Me.,   who   d.  about   1853;    no  children  of  this 
fourth  marriage. 
Child  of  first  wife. 

(6)  Wooster  Thompson,  b.  Bowdoin,  Me.,  Aug.  13,  1804;  d. 
Nov.  12,  1892  (88y.);  lived  in  Topsham,  Me.,  a  number 
of  years  and  then  moved  to  Brunswick,  Me.,  where  he 
remained  until  his  death;  m.,  in  the  fall  of  1824,  Cath- 
erine Blake,  b.  Whaleboat  Island,  Harpswell,  Me.,  May 
7,  1804;  d.  April  2,  1894;  only  child  of  Simeon  Blake 
and  Mary.  Wooster  Thompson  and  his  wife  are  buried 
in  the  Haley  Cemetery  at  Topsham,  Me. 
(7)   Rachel  Thompson;  d.  in  one  year. 

(7)  Mary  Jane  Thompson,  b.  Brunswick,  Me.,  1828;  d. 
Brunswick,  Me.,  fall  of  1868;  buried  in  Haley  Ceme- 
tery, Topsham,  Me.,  a  mile  and  a  half  from  Topsham, 
on  the  River  Road;  m.  George  Lewis  Coombs,  b. 
Bowdoin,  Me.,  1821;  farmer  and  shoemaker. 
(8)   Ten  children. 


(7)  Elizabeth  H.  Thompson,  b.  Topsham,  Me.,  Jan.  14, 
1831;  d.  June  29,  1899;  buried  in  Pine  Grove  Ceme- 
tery, Brunswick,  Me.;  m.,  fall  of  1857,  William  B. 
Speare  of  Wayne,  Me. 
(7)  Simeon  Blake  Thompson,  b.  Topsham,  Me.,  1833;  d. 
in  the  Union  army  in  the  spring  of  18C3;  buried  at 
New  Orleans,  La.;  enlisted  in  the  winter  of  18G2  in 
the  Fifteenth  Maine  Regiment;  resided  at  Bruns- 
wick, Me.;  m.,  ISGl,  Mary  Ann  Darling,  daughter  of 
Andrew  Darling  of  Rhode  Island,  and  wife,  Ade- 
line   . 

(8)  Simeon  Blake  Thompson,  b.  Brunswick,  Me.,  June 
7,  1862;  resides  59  Water  Street,  Brunswick,  Me.; 
m.,  March  18,  1882,  Mary  Lavina  Collins,  b.  Bath, 
Me.,  July  12,  1861;  daughter  of  James  Warren 
Collins  and  Evelyn  Wyman. 
(9)   Cora  Mabel  Thompson,  b.  Brunswick,  Me.,  Aug.  9, 

(9)   Alice  Mildred  Thompson,  b.  Oct.  2,  1886;    d.  Jan. 

1,   1888. 
(9)   Forest  Blake  Thompson,  b.  Oct.  14,  1893;    d.  May 

21,  1896. 
(9)   Clarence  Fairfield  Thompson,  b.  Sept.  18,  1899. 
(7)   Martha  A.  Thompson,  b.  Topsham,  Me.,  Dec.  2,  1837; 
d.  Brunswick,  Me.,  March  2,  1880;    buried  in  Haley 
Cemetery,  Topsham,  Me.;   unm. 
(7)   Caroline    M.    Thompson,    b.    Topsham,    Me.,    Nov.    23, 
1843;  resides  5  Stetson  Street,  Brunswick,  Me.,  m.,  in 
Brunswick,   Me.,   Aug.    23,   1862,    John   F.   Thorn,    b. 
Paris,  Me.;  only  son  of  John  Thorn. 
(7)   Harriet   M.    Thompson,    b.    Topsham,    Me.,    March    15, 
1846;    m.,   1864,   James  Potter,   b.  Bowdoin,  Me.;    d. 
May  27,  1901;    buried  Varney  Cemetery,  Brunswick, 
Me.;   entered  the  Civil  War,  1861;   discharged,  1864; 
Ninth    Maine   Regiment,   Company    B.;    wounded    at 
Drury's  Bluff:   son  of  Jesse  Potter  and  Fannie  Kid- 
der of  Dixfield,  Me. 
(8)   George  E.  Potter,  b.  1864;  m.  Laura  E.  Deming. 

(9)   Elmer  Potter,  b.  Topsham,  Me.,  July  6,  1895. 
(8)   Lizzie  C.  Potter,  b.  1871;  m.  John  E.  Whitney. 
(8)   Hattie  E.  Potter,  b.  1876;  m.  William  S.  Durrell. 

(9)   Guy  Lester  Durrell,  b.  1898. 
(8)   Herbert  Potter,  b.  Feb.  2,  1878;  box  maker. 
(8)   Carrie  M.  Potter,  b.  Jan.  13,  1881;  bookkeeper. 


Children  of  second  wife: 

(G)  Ray  Tlionipson,  b.  Lisbon,  Me.,  Sept.  19,  1808;  d.  March 
10,  1849;  resided  at  Lisbon,  Bowdoin,  Gardiner,  Me.r 
owned  and  operated  a  sawmill;  m.,  Oct..  3,  1833,  Tam- 
sin  Bowman,  b.  Litchfield,  Me.,  Feb.  5,  1808;  d.  June 
2G,  1887;  daughter  of  .James  Bowman  and  Mary  Jewell. 
(7)   Henry  Franklin  Thompson,  b.  Sept.   21,  183G;    d.  Oct. 

3,  1837. 
(7)  Mary  Ellen  Thompson,  b.  Gardiner,  Me.,  Sept  21,  1838; 
resides  Richmond,  Me.;  m.  (first),  Nov.  3,  1859,  Dr. 
DeWitt  Clinton  Chamberlain,  b.  March  12,  1829;  d. 
Oct.  30,  1870;  son  of  Andrastus  Chamberlain  and 
Lucy  White;  m.  (second),  Aug.  19,  1873,  Alphonso 
Washington  Smith,  b.  Richmond,  Me.,  April  3,  1842; 
son  of  G.  W.  Smith  and  Lucretia  Catlin;  dry  and 
fancy  goods  dealer. 
Children  of  first  husband: 

(8)  Dr.  George  Clinton  Chamberlain,  b.  Richmond,  Me., 
Aug.  16,  1860;  lived  Friendship,  Stoughton,  Cam- 
den, Me.;  educated  in  business  college  at  Pough- 
keepsie,  N.  Y. ;  graduated  from  Bowdoin  Medical 
College  in  1887;  m.,  May  30,  1890,  Emogene  N. 
(8)  Mary  DeWitt  Chamberlain,  b.  Richmond,  Me.,  July 
26,  1870;  d.  Feb.  14,  1873. 
Children  of  second  husband: 

(8)   Alice  Gertrude  Smith,  b.  Jan.  18,  1875;   resides  Hol- 

yoke,   Mass.;    m.,   June   15,    189G,   Charles   Warrea 

Lemont.    b.    July    14,    1874;    manager   of    Western 

Union  Telegraph  Company's  office. 

(8)   George  Franklin  Smith,  b.  Jan.  5,  1881;   d.  Nov.  28, 

(8)   Ray  Smith,  b.  Nov.  6,  1874;   founded  the  Richmond 
Bee;   editor  of  the  Westbrook    (Me.)    Gazette    in 
(6)   Mehetable  Thompson,  b.  Lisbon,  Me.;   d.  March  19,  1856 
(49y.):    m.,   Dec.   31,    1827,   Patten    Tate,    b.   April   13, 
1801;    d.  Feb.  2G,  188G;    educated  in  common  schools; 
(7)   Actor  Patten  Tate,  b.  Nov.  19,  1828;    d.  Freeport,  Me., 
July    19,    1888;    m.,    Oct.    8,    1881,    Martha   Elizabeth 
Whitmore,  b.  Bowdoinham,  Me.,  Nov.  28,  1838;    she 
resides    in    Brunswick,    Me.;     daughter    of    Francis. 
Whitmore  and  Martha  Lewis;  no  children. 


(7)   William  Ray  Tate,  b.  Jan.  26,  1834;   d.  May  23,  1900; 
always  resided  in  Topsham,  Me. ;  farmex* ;  m.,  June 
8,  1858,  Mary  L.  Bradley ;  daughter  of  Foster  Brad- 
ley and  Mary  Mallett. 
(8)   Abbie  M.  Tate,  b.  May  18,  1859;  bookkeeper  at  Tops- 
ham,   Me.;    m.,    at   Norway,   Me.,   March    11,    1893, 
Ashley  Cromwell,  who  d.  March  11,  1893. 
(9)   Bernard  Cromwell,  b.  May  26,  1890;  lives  with  his 
grandmother  Tate. 
(8)   Actor  Patten  Tate,  b.  Nov.  18,  1861;   house  carpen- 
ter;  resides  at  Portland,  Me. 
(8)   William  Foster  Tate,  b.  April  5,  1863;   on  the  home 

(8)   Alice  Lewis  Tate,  b.  May  23,  1869;    resides  Veazie, 
Me.;   m.,  Sept.  7,  1898,  Frederick  G.  Hathorn. 
(9)   Daughter,  b.  winter  of  1901. 
(8)   Nellie  Edith  Tate,  b.  Oct.  6,  1875;   resides  at  home. 
(7)   Weston  Chapin  Tate;   d.  in  childhood. 
(7)   Annie  M.  Tate,  b.  about  1848;    teacher  in  Brunswick, 

(7)   Tamsin  Tate,  b.  and  d.  at  Topsham,  Me. 
(6)   Sabrina  Thompson,  b.  Lisbon,  Me.,  1811;   d.  East  Boston, 
Mass.,  Jan.  4,  1894   (82y.,  10m.,  13d.);  m.,  Oct.  2,  1831, 
George  Lewis%  b.  Bowdoin,  Me.,  April  26,  1801;  d.  Cali- 
fornia,  Dec.  9,   1855    (51y. );    he  was  m.   in  Topsham, 
Me.,  and  lived  there  for  some  time;   he  was  much  in- 
terested in  military  matters;   colonel  in  a  Maine  regi- 
ment;   lumbering  and   milling;    son  of  George  Lewis' 
and  Martha  Hunt,  b.  1765;    d.  Bowdoin,  Me.,  Nov.  15, 
1857    (92y.).     George  Lewis,   Sr.,   d.  at  Bowdoin,   Me., 
Jan.  23,  1848   (82y.)  ;   he  came  from  England  with  his 
widowed   mother   when   a  lad;    he  was   a  noble   man, 
and    his    family    a   fine   one.     This    family    resided    in 
Brunswick,  Me.,  until  the  husband  went  to  California, 
where  he  d.   in   one   week  after   reaching  that   coast, 
from  fever  contracted  on  the  Isthmus  of  Darien.     The 
widow  then  moved  to  Boston,  Mass.,  with  her  children 
and  remained  there  until  her  death. 
(7)   Mehetable    Tate    Lewis,    b.    Brunswick,    Me.,    May    25, 
1834;   resides  22  Marion  Street,  East  Boston,  Mass.; 
m.,  Nov.  20,  1859,  James  Burdakin. 
(8)   Walter  Burdakin;    resides  New  York  City;    m.  Jen- 
nie Kelsey. 
(9)   Margaret  Burdakin. 


(7)   Twin,  Mary  Lewis,  b.  Brunswiclc,  Me.,  May  25,  1834; 
resides  135  Trenton  Street,  East  Boston,  Mass.;    m., 
Jan.  10,  18G0,  Charles  Darwin  Tisdale. 
(8)   Frank  Lewis  Tisdale. 
(7)   Martha   Lewis,   b.   Brunswick,  -Me.,   Aug.   2,   1836;    re- 
sides   G    Stratford    Street,    Dorchester   Mass.,    Jewell 
Park;   m.,  Dec.  15,  1858,  Warren  Fletcher,  b.  Arling- 
ton, Mass.,  Get.  10,  1830;   conducts  a  bakery;   son  of 
Walter  Fletcher  and  Matilda  Rust. 
(8)   Grace  Lucia  Fletcher,  b.  April  IG,  18G1;   d.  Nov.  18, 

(8)   Walter  Fletcher,  d.  Dec.  29,  1869   (3d.). 
(8)   Maud  Fletcher,  b.  East  Boston,  Mass.,  Dec.  25,  1870; 
graduated  at  Emerson  School,  June,  1889;   resides 
Brooks  Hill  Road,  Milton,  Mass.;   m.,  Oct.  2,  1895, 
Charles  Strout  Long,  b.  Cambridge,  Mass.,  Feb.  2, 
1861;    graduated  from  the  grammar  school,  Port- 
land, Me.;   traveling  salesman;   son  of  Zadoc  Long 
and   Ruth   A.   B.   Strout;    nephew   of   Secretary  of 
State  John  D.  Long. 
(9)    Dorothy  Fletcher  Long,  b.  May  15,  1896. 
(9)   Ruth  P.  Long,  b.  May  16,  1896;  d.  Aug.  13,  1896. 
(9)   Fletcher  Burbank  Long,  b.  Sept.  18,  1898. 
(8)   Walter    Varnum    Fletcher,    b.    East    Boston,    Mass., 
Jan.    23,    1873;     resides    G    Stratford    Street,    Dor- 
chester, Mass.;  member  of  the  Sons  of  the  Ameri- 
can Revolution  and  of  the  Sons  of  Colonial  Wars. 
Capt.  Peletiah  Fletcher  was  the  Revolutionary  an- 
cestor and  Gershom  Cutter  for  the  Colonial  Wars. 
The  Fletcher  records  reach  back  to  1G30.     Whole- 
sale fruit  dealer,  receiving  California,  Mediterra- 
nean and  Spanish  fruits  that  come  to  Boston;   en- 
tered  this  business  immediately  after   completing 
his   education;    graduated   at   the   Emerson   Gram- 
mar  School,    1888;    at    the   English    High    School, 
1891;   has  resided  in  East  Boston  and  Dorchester, 
Mass.;   m.,  April  8,  1902,  Ella  Lowd  Vinal,  b.  Bos- 
ton,   Mass.,    May    27,    1881;     graduated    from    the 
Christopher   Gibson    School,    189G;    from   Roxbury 
High    School,    1899;     daughter    of    Harry    Abbott 
Vinal  and  Frances  Burnside. 
(7)   Ray    Thompson    Lewis,    b.    Brunswick,   Me.,    June    28, 
1838;   resides  Duluth,  Minn.  "Resided  on  the  farm  at 
Mere  Point,  Brunswick,  Me.,  until  he  was  10  years  of 


age;    then  the  parents  moved  to  Brunswick  viUage, 
where  he  remained  until  he  was  14  years  old;    at- 
tended the  public  schools;  then  the  mother,  who  had 
been    a   widow    for    three    years,    moved    to    Boston, 
Mass.;  he  was  employed  in  a  dry  goods  store  on  Har- 
rison Street  until  18  years  of  age;   then  he  followed 
the  sea  for  22  years,  becoming  captain  at  26  years; 
he  commanded  some  fine  ships  for  about  15  years, 
sailing  usually    out  of   New   York   and   Boston,    the 
voyages    taking    him    to    all    parts    of    the    world; 
doubled  the  Cape  of  Good  Hope  seven  times;   at  the 
age  of  22  years  he  was  first  officer  on  a  French  trans- 
port in  the  war  which  England  and  France  had  with 
China;    after  quitting  the  sea,   in  1879,   he  went  to 
Leadville,  Col.,  he  was  in  Denver  three  years,  in  the 
real   estate  and   mining   business;    then  he   went  to 
Fargo,  N.  D.,  for  three  years;   he  was   then   in  the 
real   estate   business   and    at  one   time  had   a   lar^^e 
wheat  farm;  after  that  he  bought  a  general  store  at 
Red  Wing,  Minn.,  and  remained  there  two  years;   in 
1886  he  went  to   Duluth,   Minn.,   and  has   remained 
there;    he  has  taken  an  active  part  in  city  affairs; 
was  mayor,  1894-'96;  elected  by  the  largest  majority 
ever  recorded   by  any  candidate,  3,025  majority — or 
over  6,000   votes;    his  opponent,   Foster,   who  was  a 
Populist,  Democrat  and  lawyer,  got  3,000  votes;    he 
has  been  president  of  the  chamber  of  commerce  sev- 
eral years;   m.,  in  Portland,  Me.,  Sept.  3,  1864,  Maiy 
Anderson,  b.  Trenton,  Me. 
(8)   Fred  A.  Lewis;  employed  in  his  father's  office. 
(7)    Susan   Maria   Lewis,   b.    Feb.    27,    1841,   at   Brunswick, 
Me.;    resides  35  Falcon   Street,  East  Boston,  Mass.; 
studied   in  the  Chapman   School,  Boston,  Mass.;    m. 
Dec.  25,  1864,   Joshua  Lazelle  Cousens,  b.   Cohasset, 
Mass.,   Jan.   17,    1836;    studied   in   Cohasset   schools; 
in  the  wholesale  flour  business;  son  of  George  Cous- 
ens and  Joanna  Nichols. 
(8)   Hobart    Everett    Cousens,    b.    East    Boston,    Mass., 
April   17,  1867;    resides  255  Broadway,   Arlington, 
Mass.;    graduated    at    the    Emerson    School,    East 
Boston,   Mass.,   June,   1884;    bookkeeper;    m.,   June 
26,  1888,  Carrie  Lewis  Townsend,  b.  East  Boston, 
Mass.,    Nov.   14,   1867;    graduated   at   the  Emerson 
School,  East  Boston,  Mass.,  June,  1884;    daughter 
of  James  Townsend  and  Louisa  S.  Witham. 


(9)   Lewis   Hobart   Cousens,   b.   East  Boston,   April    6, 

(9)   Harold  Franklin  Cousens,  b.  East  Boston,  May  20, 
(8)   Franklin  Lewis  Cousens,  b.  May  28,  1872;  graduated 
at   the   Chapman    School   and   at   Bryant  &    Strat- 
ton's   Business   College;    bookkeeper   at    State   Na- 
tional   Bank,    Boston,    Mass.;     m.,    April    1,    1901, 
Charlotte    Ernestine    Schwaar,    b.    Boston,    Mass., 
May     4,     1875;     daughter     of     Charles     Theodore 
Schwaar  and  Caroline  Ogeth  Hosfelat ;  resides  35- 
Falcon  Street,  East  Boston,  Mass. 
(7  George  Franklin  Lewis;  lost  at  sea  about  1873;  unm. 
(6)   Elizabeth   Thompson,  b.   Lisbon,  Me.,  Aug.   12,   1812;    d. 
Sept.  18,  1893;   went  to  California  in  18G4;   resided  at 
Fort    Jones,    Siskyou    County,    Cal.;    m.,    1827,    Atkins 
Lombard   Hinkley,  b.  Lisbon,   Me.,  April   26,   1803;    d. 
Fort  Jones,  Cal.,  June  14,  1877;   he  went  to  California 
in  1853  and  was  engaged  in  milling,  mining  and  farm- 
ing;   son  of  Samuel  Hinkley  and  Rebecca  Lombard. 
(7)   Mary  Ellen  Hinkley,  b.  Bowdoin,  Me.,   Sept.  11,  1831; 

d.  April  2,  1832. 
(7)   Harden  Lombard   Hinkley,   b.  Bowdoin,  Me.,  Jan.   17, 
1833;    d.    Jan.    29,    1875;    m.,    18G0,    Abbie    Goud,    b. 
Dresden,   Me. 
(8)   Anna  Frances  Hinkley,  b.  Brunswick,  Me.,  Sept.  9, 
1861;    m.,    at   Etna,    Cal.,    Henry    Basham    of    Ar- 
(7)   John  Andrew  Hinkley,  b.  Bowdoin,  Me.,  Jan.  26,  1835; 

d.  Feb.  1,  1835. 
(7)   Priscilla   Hinkley,   b.    Bowdoin,   Me.,   March   21,   1837; 

d.  Aug.  13,  1842. 
(7)   Mary  Ellen  Hinkley,  b.  Bowdoin.  Me.,  April  16,  1840; 
d.   April   28,    1903;    m.,   April    3,   1873,   Josh   Hanson 
Rand,  b.  Albany,  Me.,  and  d.  in  San  Francisco,  Cal., 
Aug.  11,  1887;   lawyer;   resided  at  Etna  Mills,  Cal. 
(8)   John    Hanson    Rand,   b.    June   7,    1878;    d.    June   17, 

(7)  Hannah  :M,aria  Hinkley,  b.  Aug.  10,  1843;  resides 
Etna  Mills,  Cal.;  m.,  at  Yuba,  Cal.,  Dec.  15,  1866, 
Samuel  Alden  Diggles,  b.  Taunton,  Mass.,  March  23, 
1834;  son  of  James  K.  Diggles,  b.  1808,  in  London, 
Eng.,  and  Marietta  Alden  of  Connecticut;  she  was  of 
the  John  Alden  line. 


<7)  Elizabeth  Ray  Hinkley,  b.  Lisbon,  Me.,  April  6,  1847; 
resides  24  No.  Twelfth  Street,  Minneapolis,  Minn.; 
educated  in  Brunswick  (Me.)  High  School;  m. 
(first),  June  22,  1S67,  John  Channey  Carroll  of  Cal- 
ifornia, b.  in  Virginia;  lawyer;  m.  (second),  Jan. 
22,  1874,  at  Lewiston,  Me.,  Henry  Ellis  Wood,  b. 
Litchfield,  Me.,  Feb.  10,  1846;  graduated  from  Maine 
State  Seminary,  Lewiston,  Me.;  lumberman;  son  of 
James  Smith  Wood  and  Elizabeth  Blackwell. 
Child  of  first  husband: 

(8)    Bernard    Chancy   Carroll,    b.   Fort   Jones,   Cal.,   May 
30,  1868;    lawyer  in  San  Francisco,  Cal. 
Children  of  second  husband: 

(8)   Edith  Hinkley  Wood.  b.  Oct.  19,  1874;    d.  Sept.   22, 

(8)   Percy  Henry  Wood,  b.  Jan.  18,  1876;    railroad  man 

in  Minneapolis,  Minn. 
(8)   Fannie  Louise  Wood,  b.  Aug.  8,  1885. 
<7)   Frances    Imogene    Hinkley,    b.    Lisbon,    Me.,    Nov.    18, 
1858;    m.,  April  3,   1870,  Walter  E.   Tichnor,   b.  Ra- 
vena,  O. ;  d.  at  Fort  Jones,  Cal.,  Sept  15,  1893. 
(8)   Walter  Charter  Ticknor,  b.  Dec.  20,  1871. 
(8)   Grace  Lucia  Ticknor,  b.  Dec.  6,  1873;   d.  Chico,  Cal., 

March  20,  1888. 
(8)   Percy  Ray  Ticknor,  b.  Aug.  28,  1883. 
(8)   Beverly  Lloyd  Ticknor,  b.  Sept.  3,  1888. 
<6)   Hannah    Thompson,    b.    April    12,    1815;     d.    Saco,    Me., 
July  8,  1891;  lived  Lewiston,  Me.;  m.,  as  his  first  wife, 
Jacob  Skolfield,  b.  April  30,  1810;    d.   April   14,   1845; 
went  to  sea  in  his  early  life. 
(7)   William    S.    Skolfield,    b.    Brunswick,    Me.,    March    14, 
1840;   resides  Lewiston,  Me.;  m.  Alice  J.  Tewksbury. 
(6)   Franklin  Thompson,  b.   1818;    m.    (first),  Cornelia  Tap- 
ley  of  Gardiner,  Me.,  who   d.  Bowdoin,  Me.;    m.    (sec- 
ond), in  Michigan,  Lydia  Van  Amburgh. 
(7)   Frank  Thompson;   resides  Claremont,  S.  D. 
Children  of  third  wife: 

(6)  John  A.  Thompson,  b.  Bowdoin,  Me.,  April  29,  1823;  d. 
Brunswick,  Me.,  Feb.  16,  1905  (Sly.,  9m.,  17d.).  In 
early  life  he  conducted  the  farm  that  had  been  owned 
by  his  father  and  grandfather;  later  on  he  moved  to  a 
a  farm  in  Bowdoinham,  Me.;  he  then  went  into  the 
clothing  business  in  Fairfield,  Me.,  under  the  firm 
name  of  Thompson  &  Mariner;    about  1880  he  moved 


to  Brunswick,   Me.,   and   had   a  clothing  store   on   the 
first  floor  of  the  Tontine  Hotel  Building;    he  was  se- 
lectman in  Bowdoinham,  Me.,  1861,  1862  and  1863;   he 
was  known  far  and  wide  as  an  upright  and  lionorable 
business  man;   m.,  in  Bowdoinham,  Me.,  Oct.  21,  1849, 
Sarah  Dow  Stinson,  b.  at  what  is  now  Concord,  Som- 
erset County,   Me.,   Feb.   17,   181.5;    d.   Brunswick,   Me., 
Jan.  12,  1898;   daughter  of  David  Stinson  and  Meheta- 
ble  Reirdan. 
(7)   Hon.    Weston    Thompson,    b.    Bowdoin,    Me.,    Aug.    12, 
1850;  d.  Brunswick,  Me.,  Jan.  6,  1907;  he  grew  up  ou 
the  farm  at    Bowdoinham,  Me.;     studied    law    with 
Hon.  S.  S.  Brown  at  Fairfield,  Me.;    admitted  to  the 
bar  of  the  Supreme  Judicial  Court  of  Maine  at  Nor- 
rldgewock.  Me.,  Sept.  19,  1871,  and  to  the  bar  of  the 
Circuit  Court   of   the  United   States  from   the  First 
Circuit  of  Portland,  Me.,  Sept.  23,  1882;    bar  of  Su- 
preme Court  of  United  States  at  Washington,  D.  C, 
Feb.    15,    1880;    represented   Brunswick,   Me.,    in    the 
Maine  Legislature  of  1881  and  1883;   was  one  of  the 
commissioners   appointed    by    the   Maine   Legislature 
of  1883   to  revise  an^  publish    the  public    laws    of 
Maine.     Bowdoin  College  gave  him  an  honorary  de- 
gree of  A.  M.  in  1880.     He  moved  to  Brunswick,  Me., 
in  Nov.,   1871,   and   has  ever  since  been   one  of  the 
most   worthy    and   helpful    of    its    citizens.     He    had 
been  attorney  for  the  towns  of  Brunswick,  Topsham 
and  Harpswell,  and  practically  for  all  the  large  cor- 
porations   in   that    vicinity.     He    organized    the    Lis- 
bon Falls  Fibre  Co.  and  the  Pejepscot  Paper  Co.   The 
Richmond    (Me.)    National  Bank  and  the  First   Na- 
tional Bank  of  Brunswick,  Me.;   the  Lewiston,  Bath 
&  Brunswick   St.   Railway  Co.,   and  the  Portland   & 
Brunswick  St.  Railway  Co.  were  among  his  clients. 
The  list  of  law  students  who  read  law  with  him  is 
a  remarkably    fine  one.     In    all    his  extensive    law 
practice,  and  in  dealing  with  a  great  many  clients, 
it  was  always  a  source  of  satisfaction  to  him  to  be  of 
service  and   to   do  the  wise  and    useful    thhig.     He 
never  advised  litigation  where  he  could  make  a  sat- 
isfactory settlement  for  his  client.     Mr.   Thompson's 
work  was  that  of  a  strong  man.     He  was  far-sighted 
in  business  and  very  competent  In  the  organization 
of  large  enterprises.     His  work   in  connection   with 


the  organization  of  the  Brunswick  &  Topsham  (Me.) 
Water  District  and  the  purchase  of  the  plant  of  the 
Maine  Water  Co.  was  very  thorough  and  compre- 
hensive. Too  much  could  not  be  written  of  this 
quiet,  talented  man  of  such  sturdy  and  sterling  qual- 

(7)  Eliza  Loring  Thompson,  b.  Bowdoin,  Me.,  Dec.  13, 
1852;  unm. 

(7)  Harry  Floyd  Thompson,  b.  Bowdoinham,  Me.,  July  21, 
1857;   resides  Brunswick,  Me.;  unm. 

(7)  Caroline  Stinson  Thompson,  b.  Bowdoinham,  Me., 
Sept.  28,  1861;   d.  Oct.  3,  18G3. 

(5)  The  fifth  child  of  Amos  Thompson  and  Hannah  Wooster, 
Esther  (called  Easter  in  the  old  records),  b.  Bowdoin, 
Me.,  April  19,  1784;  d.  Illinois,  Sept.  27,  1818;  m.,  in 
Bowdoin,  Me.,  by  Elder  Humphrey  Purinton,  Caleb  Bar- 
ker; he  d.  in  Hlinois  April  8,  1807,  about  seventy-seven 
years  of  age;  he  was  a  farmer,  and  went  to  Illinois  with 
Abel  Thompson  in  181C.  "On  the  death  of  his  wife  he 
was  left  with  five  children,  the  oldest  about  ten  years  of 
age,  and  the  youngest  about  three  years;  he  was  in  a 
sti'ange  country  and  with  but  limited  means,  so  that  he 
was  under  the  necessity  of  looking  about  for  some 
woman  to  share  with  him  the  cares  and  sorrows  of  life, 
and  assist  in  raising  his  children;  so  in  about  a  year  he 
married  Polly  Rittenhouse:  she  was  a  woman  some- 
what advanced  in  years,  with  a  boy  about  ten  years  old 
and  a  girl  about  seven;  she  was  a  good  stepmother,  and 
Mr.  Barker  was  equally  kind  to  her  children;  that  was 
a  marriage  where  both  parties  were  benefitted  by  the 
match.  After  renting  land  for  several  years,  Mr.  Barker 
located  in  Belleville,  111.,  and  he  lived  there  until  his 
property  became  quite  valuable,  when  he  sold  to  good 
advantage  and  moved  down  to  the  junction  of  Forbes' 
Fork  and  the  Richland  Creek,  and  there  entered  or 
bought  him  a  piece  of  land  and  lived  in  a  very  comforta- 
ble home.  His  wife  survived  him  for  many  years. 
There  were  no  children  of  this  second  marriage." 
(G)  Sally  Barker;  m.  Isaac  Rittenhouse  and  soon  d.;  no 
children.  The  Rittenhouse  ancestor  settled  near 
Belleville,  111.,  in  1806;  the  descendants  have  always 
been  very  enterprising  farmers. 


(6)   Amos  Thompson  Barker,  b.  Bowdoin,  Me.,  Sept.  11,  1S13; 
d.    April    15,    1892     (78y.,    7m.',    4d.).     He    came    from 
Maine  to  Illinois  with  his  parents  when  he  was  about 
seven   years   old.     He  was   one  of  the   old  settlers   at 
what  is  now  North  Belleville,  111.     After  his  marriage 
he  moved  to  a  farm  about  seven  miles  south  of  Belle- 
ville  and    remained    there   until   about   1856;    he   then 
purchased  a  farm  about  five  miles  northwest  of  Cen- 
tralia.    111.     He  was    a   successful    farmer   and   a  very 
good   man.     He  was  truly   a  self-made  man  and   was 
well  educated  for  one  who  had  so  few  school  advan- 
tages.      Highly  esteemed  by  all  his  neighbors."       M., 
about    1835,    Zadie    Rittenhouse,    b.    1812;    d.    Dec.    30, 
1890   (78y.). 
(7)   Louis  C.  Barker,  b.  Aug.  21,  1S3G;    d.  Feb.   24,   1863; 
he  built  a  good  house  on  the  farm  at  Centralia,  111., 
and  always  lived  there;  he  had  a  fine  common  school 
education;   m.,  Sept.  3,  1856,  Mary  Carr,  b.  St.  Clair 
County,  111.;   daughter  of  James  Carr  and  Elsa  Ret- 
tinghouse;   she  is  now  Mrs.  James  Saunders  of  Cen- 
tralia, 111. 
(8)   Luella  Barker,  b.  July  26,  1860;   d.  March  4,  1883. 
(8)   Luna  Barker,  b.  April  12,  1862;   d.  March  24,  1880. 
(7)    Sarah  Adeline  Barker,  b.  seven  miles  from  Belleville, 
111.,    June    15,    1839;     resides    322    South    Sycamore 
Street,  Centralia,  111.;   has  also  resided  at  Shattuck, 
111.;    m.,  Dec.  2,   1858,   John  H.  A.  Hood,  b.  Clinton 
County,   111.,  Oct.  11,  1836;    d.  Dec.  5,  1899;    studied 
in  the  schools  of  Clinton  County,   111.;    farmer;    son 
of  Elisha  Hood  and  Patty  Drake. 
(8)    Florence  Vinidia  Hood,  b.  Jan.  18,  1860;   d.  Jan.  21, 
1892;  m.,  Aug.  10,  1882,  George  H.  GuUick,  b.  April 
5,  1860;  d.  Jan.  21,  1889;  son  of  James  Gullick  and 
Martha  Jewett. 
(9)   Minnie  Ella  Gullick,  b.  Aug.  26,  1883. 
(9)   Louis  C.  Gullick,  b.  July  18,  1885. 
(9)   Roy  Gullick,  b.  May  28,  1887. 
(9)   Daphne  Gullick,  b.  Dec.  10,  1889. 
(8)   Louis  C.  Hood,  b.  Jan.  14,  1866;  d.  in  infancy. 
(8)   Amos  Thompson  Hood,  b.  Jan.  25,  1870;  farmer;  re- 
sides five  miles  north  of  Centralia,   111.;    m.,  Jan. 
19,  1890,  Marguerite  Richard. 
(9)   Florence  V.  Hood. 
(9)    Ira  Hood. 


(9)    Irene  M,  Hood. 
(9)   Elmer  B.  Hood. 
(9)   Erwin  W.  Hood 
<8)   Minnie  Hood,  b.  March  6,   1868;    has  lived  at  Cen- 
tralia,  111.,  and  Spokane,  Wash.;  m.,  Sept.  12,  1894, 
Alexander  Carson. 
(9)   Alice  Carson. 
(9)   Edward  W.  Carson. 
(9)    Dewey  V.  Carson. 
(7)   Orzella  Barker,  b.  Jan.  15,  1848;  d.  Dec.  30,  1895;  unm. 
(7)   Luella  Barker,  b.  1850;  d.  1852   (ISm.). 
(G)    Sybil  Barker;  b.  Dec.  13,  1811;  d.  May  6,  1897;  m.,  Dec. 
18,  1830,  John  Rittenhouse,  who  d.  Feb.  3,  1901   (90y., 
(7)   Benjamin  C.  Rittenhouse,  b.  Oct.  10,  1831;    d.  Jan.  5, 
1895;    farmer;    buried    at    Turkey    Hill,    two    miles 
south    of   Belleville,    111.;    m.,    Jan.    19,    1875,    Susan 
Quick,  b.  St.  Clair  County,  III.,  on  a  farm  ten  miles 
south   of  Belleville,    111.,   June,   11,   1852;    resides   at 
Centralia,  111. 
(8)    Clifton    Rittenhouse,    b.    Oct.    18,   1878;    d.   July    21, 

(8)   Minnie  Rittenhouse,  b.  Jan.  20,  1883;    d.  March  15, 
(7)   Alonzo    P.    Rittenhouse,   b.    Dec.    IS,   1833;    resides   at 

Hecker,   111. 
(7)   Cordelia    Rittenhouse,    b.    Jan.    3,    1836;    d.    Aug.    18, 

(7)   Nelson  Rittenhouse,  b.  Feb.  3,  1838. 

(8)   Edward  Rittenhouse;  in  California. 
(7)   Melissa   J.    Rittenhouse,   b.   July   11,   1840;    resides   at 

Decatur,  Mercer  County,  111. 
(7)   Caleb  Rittenhouse,  b.  Dec.  6,  1842;  d.  Feb.  3,  1879. 
(7)    Sarah  Rittenhouse,  b.  April  2,  1845. 
(7)   Isaac  J.  Rittenhouse,  b.  Dec.  9,  1848;   d.  May  31,  1897. 
(7)   Olive  Franklin  Rittenhouse,  b.  Jan.  20,  1853;    resides 
at  Columbus,  Kan. 
(6)   Adaline  Barker,  unm. 
(6)   Nelson  Barker;  m.  Polly  Carr. 

(7)   James  Barker;   resides  Walnut  Hills,  111. 
(6)   Caroline  Barker;   d.  young. 

(5)   The  sixth  child  of  Amos  Thompson  and  Hannah  Wooster, 
Abijah  Thompson,  b.   Bowdoiu,  Me.,  March  23,  1786;  d. 


Bowdoin,  Me.,  July  23,  1863;  farmer,  and  always  resided 
in  Bowdoin,  Me.;  buried  near  the  old  South  Church,  Bow- 
doin, Me.;  m.  (publishment  dated  Dec.  31,  1808),  March 
2,  1809,  Rachel  Woodward,  b.  Brunswick,  Me.,  June  28, 
3782;  d.  March  13,  1853  (70y.,  8m.);  daughter  of  Rev. 
Samuel  Woodward  and  Mary  Coombs. 
(6)   Mary  Ann  Thompson,  b.  Bowdoin,  Me..  Feb.  2,  1810;    d. 

Feb.  4,  1810. 
(6)   Julia  Ann  Thompson,  b.  Bowdoin,  Me.,  Jan.  24,  1811;   d. 
■    April  7,  1879   (68y.);    m.,  June  13,  1833,  as  his  second 
wife,   John   Carr,   b.   Bowdoin,   Me.,   Feb.    14,    179G;    d. 
Feb.    G,    1872    (76y.,    11m.,   23d.);    farmer   in   Bowdoin, 
Me.;  son  of  Joseph  Carr  and  Molly  Eastman. 
(7)   Rachel  Carr,  b.  April  3,  1834;  d.  Sept.  23,  1837. 
(7)   Hannah  Carr,  b.   Oct.   12,   1835;    d.  Dec.   2,   1841    (6y., 

(7)   Harriet  Carr,  b.  Nov.  12,  1837;  d.  Sept.,  1865;  m.  Alden 

(7)   Artemas  Smith  Carr,  b.  Dec.  21,  1839;  resides  at  Lynn, 
Mass.;     shoemaker;     m.,    Sept.    19,    1863,    Sarah    E. 
(8)   Ernest  Raymond  Carr,  b.  Nov.  22,  1882. 
(7)   Hannah  Carr,  b.   Feb.   18,   1841;    resides  32   Hamilton 
Street,   Lynn,    Mass.;    m.,   Sept.   19,   18C3,   Josiah   H. 
Preble,  b.  Nov.  22,  1840;  son  of  Humphrey  P.  Preble 
and  Sophia  W.  Mitchell. 
(8)   George  Kimball  Preble,  b.  Feb.  5,  1866;   shoe  manu- 
facturer at  Lynn,  Mass.:    m.,  June  20,  1894,  Alice 
Gilman   Drew. 
(8)   Mabel  Estelle  Preble,  b.  July  23,  1877;    d.  April  11, 

(8)   Herbert  Harmon   Preble,  b.   May  17,   1880;    d.   Sept. 
6,  1900. 
(6)   Woodward  Thompson,  b.  Bowdoin,  Me.,  June  1,  1812;   d. 
Aug.  15,  1876;  he  resided  in  Gardiner,  Me.,  about  forty 
years;    shipbuilder  and   farmer;    m.   Susan  Woodbury, 
b.  May  16,  1818;    d.  Jan.   24,  1891;    daughter  of  True 
Woodbury  and  Sally  Jordan. 
(7)   Annetta    Jane    Thompson,    b.    Gardiner,    Me.,    Jan.    3, 
1850;    studied    in    Gardiner    (Me.)    schools;    has    re- 
sided   in    Gardiner,    Monmouth    and    Norridgewock, 
Me.;    m.,   Oct.    10,   1871,  George   Emerson   Porter,   b. 
Brunswick,    Me.,    Aug.    18,    1849;    studied    in    Bruns- 
wick schools;  tailor;   son  of  Nathaniel  C.  Porter  and 
Hannah  Gould. 

The  Home  of  W^illiam  Lee  Thompson  (b).  Mere  Point  Road.  Brunswick,  Maine. 
He  added  a  large  part  of  this  house  to  a  smaller  building.  This  most  hospit- 
able home  was  burned  in  June,  1906. 


(8)   Cora    Edna   Porter,   b.    Jan.    21,    1873;    d.    April    17, 
(6)   Capt.   Nathaniel  Purington  Thompson,  b.  Bowdoin,  Me., 
Dec.  11,  1813;  d.  June  21,  1857  (43y.,  6m.);  he  was  lost 
on  the  ship  William  Rogers  on  the  passage  from  Liv- 
erpool, Eng.,  to  New  York;    m.  Minerva   Alexander  of 
Bowdoin;    b.  1821;    d.  March  10,  1847    (2Gy.);   no  chil- 
(G)   William  Lee  Thompson,  b.  Bowdoin.  Me.,  July  9,  1815; 
d.  Brunswick,  Me.,  May  7,  1900;   educated  in  common 
schools;    farmer;   m.,  June  5,  1841,  Elizabeth  Mariner, 
b.    Brunswick,    Me.,    Dec.    2,    1816;    d.    June    15,    1891; 
buried  in  Maquoit  Cemetery,   Brunswick,  Me.;    daugh- 
ter of  John  Mariner  and  Rhoda  Thompson. 
(7)   Lavina  Rhoda  Thompson,   b.   Brunswick,  Me.,  Jan.   7, 
1845;    d.  Boston  Mass.,  April   12,  1872;    educated   in 
common  schools. 
(7)   Nathan   Thomas   Cleveland   Thompson,    b.   Brunswick, 
Me.,  May  7,  1843;   resides  Brunswick,  Me.;   engineer 
and  carpenter,  26  Mere  Point  Road;   m.   (first),  Nov. 
1866,   Rebecca  Archibald,   b.   Maitland,   N.   S.,    1839; 
d.  Aug.  5,  1873  (33y.,  10m.);  daughter  of  John  Arch- 
ibald; m.  (second),  Feb.  22,  1875,  Abbie  M.  Freeman, 
b.  Freeport,  Me.,  March  26,  1850;   daughter  of  Colby 
Welch   and   Clarissa    Holbrook.     Mr.   Thompson   has 
lived  in  Boston,  Mass.,  in  Yarmouth  and  Brunswick, 
Children  of  second  wife: 

(8)   Percy  Cleveland  Thompson,  b.  Boston,  Mass.,   Sept. 
10,  1877;   d.  Oct.  20,  1878;  buried  in  Maquoit  Cem- 
etery,   Brunswick,   Me. 
(6)   Ethel  Blanchard  Thompson,  b.  Boston,  Mass.,  April 
19,  1881;   milliner  at  Brunswick,  Me. 
(7)   Mary   Elizabeth   Thompson,    b.   Brunswick,    Me.,   Sept. 
10,    1847;    resides    18    Webster    Street,    East    Somer- 
ville,   Mass.;    she  and  her  husband   and   family  are 
members    of   the   Tremont   Temple   Church,    Boston, 
Mass.;  m.,  Sept.  12,  1877,  Barnard  Boynton,  b.  Wash- 
ington,   Me.,   Aug.    8,    1848;    painter;    son   of   Henry 

Boynton  and  Hutchins. 

(8)  Edith  Emma  Boynton,  b.  Oct.  28,  1880;  graduated 
from  Edgerly  Grammar  School,  East  Somerville, 
Mass.,  June,  1895;  from  English  High  School, 


(8)   John  B.  Boynton,  b.  Jan.  12,  1882;  d.  Jan.  16,  1882. 
(8)   Edward  L.  Domineo  Hall  Boynton,  b.  Oct.  25,  1883; 
graduated   from   Edgerly   Grammar    School,   1S98; 
painting  with  his   father. 
(7)   Rachel  Anne  Thompson,  b.   Brunswick,  Me.,   May   29, 
1856;    resides   7   Mabel    Street,   Woodfords,   Me.;    m. 
as  his  second  wife,  Dec.  23,  1893,  Abizer  Curtis  Wil- 
son, b.  Brunswick,  Me.,   Feb.   19,   1854;    mason;    son 
of  John  Wilson  and  Susan  Ellen  Gummer. 
(7)   Joseph  Henry  Thompson,  b.  Brunswick,  Me.,  May  29, 

1856;  farmer  at  Brunswick,  Me. 
(7)   James   Franklin   Thompson,   b.   Brunswick,  Me.,   Nov. 
12,  1860;  d.  July  5,  ISSl. 
(6)   Roxana   Thompson,   b.    Bowdoin,    Me.,   Dec.   16,  1816;    d. 
March   20,   1896;    buried   in   the   New   Meadows   Ceme- 
tery;    m.    her    cousin,    Gilbert    Woodward,    b.    Bruns- 
wick, 1809;  d.  March  20,  1889;  son  of  Eben  Woodward. 
(7)   Mary  Woodward,  b.  1840;  d.  1854. 

(7)   Melissa  Woodward,  b.  Brunswick,  Me.,  Nov.  11,  1847; 
resides   30   Winthrop   Street,    Augusta,  Me.;    has   re- 
sided at  Brunswick,  Me.,  Amherst,  Mass.,  St.  Louis, 
Mo.,  Huntsville,  Mo.,  and  Augusta,  Me.;   m.,  Aug  26, 
1873,  Melville  Smith,  b.  Augusta,  Me.,  May  11,  1842; 
piano  and  organ  dealer;    son  of  Winthrop  H.  Smith 
and  Mary  J.  Crockett. 
(8)   Emma   Belle   Smith,   b.    Nov.    25,    1875;    m.,    Oct.   4, 
1899,  Herbert  Parker  Doane. 
(9)    Smith  Eaton  Doane,  b.  Nov.  1,  1901. 
(8)   Ralph  Woodward  Smith,  b.  Dec.  23,  1883. 
(7)   Osborne    Thompson    Woodward,    b.    Brunswick,    Me., 
Aug.  2,  1849;  resides  Brunswick,  Me.;  m.,  Jan.,  1879, 
Hattie   Alexander. 
(8)   Lulu  M.  Woodward. 
(8)    Samuel  Woodward. 
(8)   Gilbert  P.  Woodward;  d.   (4y.). 
(6)   Abel   H.  Thompson,  b.  Bowdoin,  Me.,  Sept.   11,  1818;    d. 
March   13,   1888;    buried  Riverside   Cemetery.  Auburn, 
Me.;     lived    Gardiner,    Brunswick,    Harpswell,    Island 
Falls,    Bowdoin,    Lisbon,    Lewiston,    Fairfield,    all    in 
Maine;   blacksmith  and  farmer;   m.,  1843,  Julia  Wake- 
field, b.  Gardiner,  Me.,  Feb.  27,  1820;  d.  June  19,  1899; 
educated  in  Gardiner  (Me.)   schools;  daughter  of  Jere- 
miah Wakefield  and  Elizabeth  McKinney. 


(7)   Julia  Ann  Thompson,  b.  Mere  Point,  Brunswick,  Me., 

Sept.    16,    1850;     resides    Fort    Fairfield,    Me.;     has 

lived  in  several  Maine  towns  and  at  Lowell,  Mass., 

San  Francisco,  Cal.,  and  at  Asheville,  N.  C;  m.,  Oct. 

13,  1884,  Levi  William  Stevens,  b.  Fort  Fairfield,  Me., 

Dec.    10,   18.50;    educated   in   Fort  Fairfield   schools; 

lumber  manufacturer;  son  of  Hiram  Stevens,  b.  San- 

gerville.  Me.,  and  who  went  to  Aroostook  County  as 

a  soldier;    son  of  Levi  Stevens  of  Strong,  Me.,  and 

Dorcas  B.  Whitney,  b.  Norridgewock,  Me.;   d.  1867. 

(8)   Anna  Lovinia   Stevens,   b.   Dec.   3,   1884;    resides   at 

Osterville,  Mass.;  m.,  June  3,  1902,  Dr.  William  B. 


(9)    Ortonville  Max  Kinney. 

(7)   John  Franklin  Thompson,  b.  Mere  Point,  Brunswick, 

Me.,  June  21,  1852;  d.  1876. 
(7)   Lizzie  Jane  Thompson,  b.  Mere  Point,  Brunswick,  Me., 
Feb.  24,  1854;   resides  Louisville,  Ky. ;   m.,  in  Lewis- 
ton,  Me.,  May,  1874,  William  B.  Marinor,  manager  of 
cotton    mills;     lived    Bondville,    Mass.,    Fall    River, 
Mass.,  Cornwall,  Ont,  Wilmington,  Del. 
(8)   Gustavus  Marinor. 
(7)   Chapin  Edward  Thompson,  b.  Harpswell,  Me.,  Jan.  8, 
1858;    resides   Yonkers,   N.   Y. ;    has   lived   at    Island 
Falls,  Me.,  Lisbon,  Lewiston,  Fort  Fairfield,  Auburn, 
and   in  Lowell,   Mass.,  and   Yonkers,   N.   Y.;    studied 
in   the  Lewiston    (Me.)    Grammar   School   and    in   a 
commercial  college  at  Lowell,  Mass.;   carpenter;   m., 
Oct.    9,    1886,    Nancy    Maria    Way,   b.    N.   H.,    May 
25,  1863;    educated  in  country  schools;    daughter  of 
Benjamin  F.  Way  and  Elizabeth  Sweet. 
(8)   Unia  Ellis   Thompson,   b.   July  20,   1887;    graduated 
from   EricKemeyer   School,   Yonkers,   N.   Y.,    June 
25,  1903. 
(8)   Norman  Abel  Thompson,  b.   Feb.   21,   1891;    studied 
in  Erickemeyer  School. 
(7)   Gilbert    Woodward    Thompson,    b.    Island    Falls,    Me., 

May  8,  1858;   resides  Louisville,  Ky. 
(7)   William  Henry  Thompson,  b.  Bowdoin,  Me.;   d.  Oct.  6, 

1863  (19y.);    served   in  the  Civil  War  in  the  First 
Maine  Cavalry  one  and  a  half  years. 

(7)   George  Abijah  Thompson,  b.  Bowdoin,  Me.;  d.  Feb.  14, 

1864  (20y.). 


(6)    Samuel    Totman    Thompson,    b.    Bowdoin,    Me.,    Sept.    1, 
1820;    d.  Feb.   10,  1897;    farmer;    m.  Lidia  Coombs,  b. 
March  19,  1822;  d.  March  6,  1893. 
(7)   Viola  Vincett  Thompson,  b.  Oct.  4,  1852;    resides  193 
College   Street,    Lewiston,    Me.;    m.,    Sept.    21,    1877, 
Orlando  Phineas  Mosely,  b.  Oct.  14,  1851;   carpenter; 
son  of  Phineas  Thompson  Mosely  and  Charity  Con- 
(8)   Ruby   Estelle    Mosely,   b.    Dec.    21,    1889;    graduated 
from  Lewiston  (Me.)  Grammar  School,  1903. 
(6)   Abijah    Harvey    Thompson,    b.    Dec    21,    1821;     d.    Feb., 
1881;    lived   in   Lewiston  and  Brunswick,   Me.,  and  in 
Maiden,  Mass.;    m.,  Nov.,   1850,  Marcia  Ann  Beals,  b. 
Leeds,   Me.,   Dec,   1824;    daughter   of   Benjamin   Beals 
and  Caroline  Leonard. 
(7)   Harry  Leland   Thompson,  b.  Brunswick,  Me.,  Dec.  31, 
1851;    resides  374  Main  Street,  Maiden,   Mass.;    edu- 
cated  in  Brunswick  schools  and  Portland  Commer- 
cial  College;    grocer;    m.,  Jan.    14,   1887,   Carrie  Lo- 
vinia  Brooks,  b.  Boston,  Mass.,  July,  1863;  graduated 
from   schools  of  Maiden,  Mass.;    daughter  of  Nelson 
Brooks  and  Sarah  E.  Merrill. 
(8)   Mary  Louise  Thompson,  b.  Jan.,  1888. 
(8)   Harry  Lewis  Brooks  Thompson,  b.  April,  1892.' 
(8)   Lester  Beals  Thompson,  b.  May,  1897. 
(7)   Luella  May  Thompson,  b.  Canton,  Me.,  Nov.,  1852. 
(7)   George  Knox   Thompson,  b.  Brunswick,   Me.,  July  27, 
1864;    m.,  at  Maiden,  Mass.,  June  21,  1888,  Clara  E. 
(8)   Gladys  Josephine  Thompson,  b.  April  22,  1887. 
(8)   George  Kenneth  Thompson,  b.  March  1,  1894. 
(8)   Arnold  Keith  Thompson,  b.  April  15,  1896. 

(5)   The  seventh  child  of  Amos  Thompson  and  Hannah  Woos- 

ter,  Beulah  Thompson,  b.  Bowdoin,  Me.,  March  20,  1789  ; 

d.   Bowdoin,  Me.,  Jan.   15,   1872    (83y.,  10m.);    buried  at 

Old    South    Cemetery,    Bowdoin,    Me.;    m.,    Feb.    2,    1805, 

William  Moseley,  ta.  Brunswick,  Me.,  1774;    d.  Bowdoin, 

Me.,  July  11,  1866    (92y.);   shoemaker  and  farmer;    lived 

at  Brunswick  and  Bowdoin,  Me. 

(6)   Mehetable  Moseley,   b.    Jan.    20,    1806;    d.    Bangor,    Me., 

Feb.    1,    1852;    m.,    Sept.    21,    1825,    Capt.    Stephen    S. 

Haynes,  b.  Oct.  19,  1802;  d.  June  11,  1878;  followed  the 

sea  for  many  years  and  then  settled  in  Bangor,  Me. 


(7)   Mehetable  Mary  Haynes,  b.  Aug.  28,  1826;    resides  45 
Bedford  Street,  Bath,  Me.;   m.,  in  Bangor,  Me.,  Oct. 
15,  1848,  William  Hogan,  b.  Bowdoinham,  Me.,  1824; 
d.  Bath,  Me.,  Aug.  1,  1871;  resided  Bangor  and  Bath, 
Me.;   stonecutter;    son  of  William  Hogan  and  Eliza- 
(8)   William  E.  Hogan,  b.  Aug.  1,  1849;   resides  45  Bed- 
ford Street,  Bath,  Me.;  lawyer;  graduated  at  Bath 
(Me.)     High    School,    18G7;     at    Phillips    Andover 
(Mass.)  Academy,  1869;   Dartmouth  College,  1872; 
m.,    1889,   Estelle   Kellett,    b.    Bath,   Me.,    Nov.    26, 
1852;  d.  July  7,  1899  (47y.,  5m.)  ;  daughter  of  Will- 
iam Kellett  and  Rachel;    no  children. 
(8)   Clarence  Hogan,   b.   Jan.    10,   1851;    d.  June  3,   1865 

(8)   Viola  G.  Hogan,  b.  Dec.   10,  1853;    teacher  at  Bath, 
Me.;    graduated    from    Bath    (Me.)    High    School, 
1871;    taught  in  the  Bath  schools  for  twenty-nine 
years  and  then  in  the  High  School. 
(8)   Lilla  May  Hogan,  b.  Oct.  24.  1855;    d.  Nov.  23,  1877 
(24y.)  ;    m.,    Dec.    25,    1875,    William    Bradford    of 
Portland,   Me.,   b.   Oct.   27,   1855;    spar  maker;    no 
(8)   Edwin  Charles  Hogan,  b.  Nov.  29,  1857;    resides  at 
Travers  City,  Mich.;    went  West  in   1877;    carpen- 
ter;   m.,  1882,   Helen  Elizabeth  Wilcox,  b.   Leslie, 
Mich.,  April   15,   1862;    daughter  of  John  Willard 
Wilcox  and  Sarah  Shane. 
(9)   Geraldine  Mehetable  Hogan,  b.  March  26,  1900. 
(9)   Margaret  Sarah  Hogan,  b.  March  26,  1900. 
(9)   Alice  May  Hogan,  b.  Sept.  23,  1903. 
(8)    Dr.  Freemont  Lincoln  Hogan,  b.  Aug.  25,   1861;    re- 
(8)   Emma  E.  Hogan,  b.  June  17,  1859;   d.  Aug.  11,  1880 

(21y.,  2m.). 
(S)   Dr.   Fremont  Lincoln   Hogan,   b.  Aug.    25,   1861;    re- 
sides   Lisbon,    Me.;    graduated    from    Bath    (Me.) 
High    School,    1881;    at  Bowdoin   Medical   College, 
(S)   Alice  May  Hogan,  b.  March  14,  1863;    d.  March  22, 
(7)   Deacon     Stephen    Stockbridge    Haynes,    b.     Bowdoin, 
Me.,  July  2,  1830;    resides  Oldtown,  Me.;   lived  some 
time    in    Bangor,    Me.;     house    joiner    and    pattern 
maker;  m.,  in  Bangor,  Me.,  Nov.  9,  1857,  by  Rev.  C. 


F.  Porter,  Anna  Electa  Hurd,  b.  Orrington,  Me.,  July 
22,    1837;     daughter    of    Robert    Hurd    and    Orenda 
(8)   Evangeline  Mabel  Haynes,  b.  Bangor,   Me.,  Oct.  18, 

1858;  school  teacher;  resides  Oldtown,  Me. 
(8)   Harold  Woodward  Haynes,  b.  March  28,  1874;    edu- 
cated in  Bowdoin  College. 
(7)   Rev.  Charles  Dwinal  Haynes,  b.  Bowdoin,  Me.,  May  15, 
1834;  resides  Traverse  City,  Mich.;  is  a  preacher  and 
works  on  a  fruit  farm.    "When  my  ninth  birthday  ar- 
rived my  mother  and  her  children  reached  Bangor, 
Me.,  where  we  resided  about  11  years.     Then  I  went 
to  Bath,  Me.,  and  learned  the   stone  cutter's  trade, 
remaining  three  years;  then  went  to  Columbia,  S.  C, 
where  I  worked  on  the  State  House  two  and  a  half 
years.     In    Feb.,   before   the  Rebellion   broke   out,    I 
entered  the  Theological  Seminary  at  Lawrence  Uni- 
versity, Canton,  N.  Y.,  and  spent  three  years  there. 
I  then  took  a  pastorate  of  three  years   at  Newport 
and  Middleville,  N.  Y.     I  was  in  Henderson,  N.  Y., 
one   and    a    half   years.     In    June,    1SG9,    I    came    to 
Traverse    City,    Mich.,    and    have    preached  more  or 
less    ever   since,   and    done   considerable   work  on   a 
small  fruit  farm."     M.,  July  G,  1863,  Adelaide  Erexa 
Morrill,  b.  Huntington,  Vt.,  July  16,  1834;  d.  Oct.  27, 
1899;    daughter  of  James  Morrill  and  Eunice  Fitch. 
(8)    Son,  b.  April  9,  1871. 
(7)   Susan  Moseley  Haynes,  b.   July  8,   1836;    m.  William 

Hall;    resides  Granger,   Idaho. 
(7)   Phineas   Moseley    Haynes,    b.    Bowdoin,    Me.,   Feb.    11, 
1843;    d.  March  11,  1853. 
(6)  Lovinia  Moseley,  b.  Feb.  29,  1808;  d.  June  1,  1866;   lived 
in  Litchfield,  Me.;  m.,  Dec.  28,  1837,  Wyman  Gowell,  b. 
Bowdoin,  Me.;    he  moved  from  Bowdoin  to  Litchfield, 
Me.,  in  May,  1852;  children  all  born  in  Bowdoin,  Me. 
(7)   Cora  Gowell,  b.  Oct.  2,  1838;   at  home. 
(7)   Johnson  Gowell,  b.  Nov.  23,   1839;    d.  Bowdoin,  Nov., 

1841     (2y.,    19d.). 
(7)   Marilla   Gowell,    b.  April   5,    1842;    d.   Litchfield,    Me., 

Oct.  15,  1868. 
(7)   Augustus   Gowell,   b.    Feb.   19,   1844.     "A  very  thrifty 

farmer  on  a  nicely-located  place." 
(7)    Sawtelle  Gowell,  b.  Oct.  20,  1845;   d.  Oct.  2,  1849    (4y., 


(7)   Wyman  Woodbury  Gowell,  b.  Dec.  23,   1847;    d.   Sept. 
24,  1849   (2y.,  9m.,  28d.). 
(6)   Elizabeth    Moseley,   b.   .July   10,   1810;    d.   Aug.    31,    1855 
(45y.) ;  buried  in  Old  South  Cemetery,  Bowdoin,  Me.; 
m.,    Sept.    8,    1853,   James   Alexander,   b.    Bowdoin;    d. 
April   7,    1882    (81y.)  ;    farmer;    son   of  William  Alex- 
ander; no  children. 
(6)  Mary  Moseley,  b.  July  23,  1812;   m.,  Oct.  10,  1844,  Jona- 
than E.  Tedford  of  Topsham,  Me. 
(6)   Phineas  Thompson  Moseley,  b.  Brunswick,  Me.,  Feb.  12, 
1815;  d.  Lewiston,  Me.,  Jan.  26,  1891  (75y.,  11m.,  14d.) ; 
lived    in    Brunswick,    Bowdoin,    Litchfield,    Me.;     car- 
penter;   m.,    Dec.    25,    1839,    Charity   Connor,    b.    Bow- 
doin,  Me.,   Oct.,    1817;    d.  Lewiston,   Me.,   Feb.   3,   1881 
'    (64y.,    3m.,    lOd.);    daughter    of    Simeon    Connor    and 
Martha  Moulton. 
(7)   Mary  Elizabeth  Moseley,  b.  Feb.  28,  1841;    d.  Jan.  23, 

1890;  imm. 
(7)   Alice  Moseley,  b.  May  10,  1843;  d.  April  4,  1856. 
(7)   Alvah    Graves   Moseley,   b.   Aug.    1,    1845;    d.    Aug.    4, 
1882  ;  carpenter ;  m.,  Nov.,  1877,  Ella  True,  b.  Litch- 
field,  Me.;    resided   at   Lewiston,  Auburn,   Portland, 
Me.;    no  children. 
(7)   Orlando  Moseley;  d.  Sept.,  1851   (4y.,  6m.). 
(7)   Charles  Connor  Moseley,   b.    Sept.   12,   1849;    R.   F.   D. 
No.   3,   Freeport,   Me.;    educated    in   Bowdoin    (Me.) 
schools  and  Litchfield  Academy;   lived  Lisbon  Falls, 
Portland,   Brunswick,  Freeport,  Me.;    carpenter;    m., 
Oct.  9,   1875;    Catherine  Abbie  Cornish,  b.   June  22, 
1853;    studied  in  Bowdoin  schools;    daughter  of  El- 
bridge  G.  Cornish  and  Abby  G.  Small. 
(8)   Mabel   Florence  Moseley,   b.    June   30,    1877;    gradu- 
ated   from    Portland     (Me.)     High    School,    1895; 
Gorham    (Me.)   Normal  School,  1898;   m.,  July  11, 
1905,  Frank  Stephens  Kendrick,  b.  Lewiston,  Me., 
Feb.   13,   1875;    attended   the  schools  of  Bowdoin, 
Me.,  and  Lowell,  Mass.;  shoe  cutter;  son  of  Frank 
William  Kendrick  and  Ada  Small. 
(8)   Fred  Simon  Connor  Moseley,  b.  April  10,  1887;    at- 
tended   Brunswick    (Me.)    schools;    resides    Free- 
port,  Me. 
(7)   Orlando  Phineas  Moseley,  b.   Oct.   14,   1851;    m.  Viola 
Viucett  Thompson.     (See  page  142.) 



(7)   Clara   Emily   Moseley,   b.    Sept.    18,    1853;    d.    July    5, 

(7)   Mary  Ellen  Moseley,  b.  Aug.  29,  1855;   music  teacher; 

resides  130  College  Street,  Lewiston,  Me. 
(7)    Simon  Connor   Moseley,   b.   Jan.   6,  1858;    d.   Nov.   29, 
1882;    graduated    from   Nichols   Latin    School,   1873; 
Bates  College,  1877;    lawyer;    lived  in  Bowdoin  and 
Lewiston,    Me.;    unm.;    admitted    to    the    Androscog- 
gin bar,  Oct.,  1881. 
(6)    Sarah  Ann  Moseley;   b.  April  10,  1817;    d.  Oct.  3,  1883; 
m.,  as  his  second  wife,  Arthur  Edgecombe,  b.  Oct.  16, 
1904;    d.   Feb.,   1880;    fifth   child   of  Aaron  Edgecombe 
and  Elizabeth  Hewey. 
(6)   William  Moseley,  Jr.,  b.  July  13,  1819;   d.  Bowdoinham, 
Me.,   Aug.   12,   1865;    lived   Brunswick,   Bowdoin,  Port- 
land,    Bowdoinham,     all     in     Maine;     carpenter     and 
(6)   Margaret  Moseley,  b.  Dec.  19,  1821;   m.  Lewis  P.  Alexan- 
der  in   Topsham,   Me.,   May   13,   1847;    he   d.   Feb.    27, 
1895   (75y.,  Im.);   buried  in  Old  South  Cemetery,  Bow- 
doin, Me. 
(6)    Susannah    Moseley,    b.   Jan.    11,   1825;    d.   June   27,    1854 

(20y. ) ;   unm. 
(6)   Amos  Thompson  Moseley,  b.  Sept.  27,  1827;    d.  Feb.  15, 
1850    (23y.,   5m.);    unm.;    buried   in   Old   South   Ceme- 
tery, Bowdoin,  Me. 
(6)   Caroline  Adelaide  Moseley,  b.  Jan.  24,  1829;   d.  Dec.  18, 
1870    (41y.,   10m.);    unm. 

*  *  4>  *  * 

(5)  The  eighth  child  of  Amos  Thompson  and  Hannah  Woos- 
ter,  Rhoda  Thompson,  b.  Bowdoin,  Me.,  Feb.  19,  1790; 
d.  April  15,  ISGG  (7Gy.);  publishment  of  marriage  dated 
Oct.  30,  1813,  to  John  Mariner,  who  d.  April  15,  1830 
(43y.);  buried  in  Maquoit  Cemetery,  Brunswick,  Me. 
(6)   Jedediah  Mariner. 

(6)   Elizabeth  Mariner,  b.  Dec.  2,  181G;   d.  June  15,  1891;  m., 
June    5,    1841,    William    Lee    Thompson^    b.    Bowdoin, 
Me.,  July  9,  1815;   d.  May  7,  1900.      (See  records,  page 
(6)   Melvin  Mariner. 
(6)   Joseph  Mariner. 

*  *  ^!:  :|c  4< 

(5)   The  ninth  child  of  Amos  Thompson  and  Hannah  Wooster, 
Lois    Thompson,    b.    Bowdoin,    Me.,   March    4,    1792;    m.. 


May  10,  1815,  by  Elder  Humphrey  Purington,  Levi  H. 
Pratt  of  North  Yarmouth,  Me.  "Some  of  the  descend- 
ants live  in  Maine  and  Fall  River,  Mass." 

ijfi  ^  ^  ^  it: 

(5)   The  tenth  child  of  Amos  Thompson  and  Hannah  Wooster, 
Sybil    (Sebbel  in  some  old   records)    Thompson,  b.  Feb. 
3,    1794;    d.    Nov.    5,    1846    (52y.);    m.,    April    22,    1819, 
Unight   (also  spelled  Unite)   Mariner,  b.  Brunswick,  Me., 
April  20,  1788;  d.  Sept.  26,  1841;  farmer,  blacksmith  and 
bricklayer  in  Brunswick,  Me.;    son  of  William  M.  Mari- 
ner and  Elizabeth  Moseley. 
(6)   Paulina  Sybil   Mariner,  b.  Nov.   21,   1821;    m.,  April   21, 
1846,   Daniel  T.  Purinton,  b.  Dec.  28,  1817;    d.  Bruns- 
wick, Me.,  Feb.  12,  1889. 
(7)   Josiah  Purinton,  b.  April  20,  1847;   resides  at  Betnel, 

(7)   Flora  E.  Purington,  b.  Oct.  31,  1851;  unm. 
(7)   Daniel  Gorham  Purinton,  b.  Dec.  7,   1852;    resides  at 
Brunswick,  Me.;   m.,  June  23,  1885,  Mary  Jane  Fer- 
rin,    b.    Brunswick,   Me.,   Feb.    4,   1862;    daugnter  of 
David   Ferrin,   b.    Nov.    16,    1827,    and    Agues    Given 
Mariner,  b.  Sept.  10,  1830. 
(8)   Grace  Agnes  Purinton.  b.  March  20,  1889. 
(8)   Charles  Irwin  Purinton,  b.  Jan.  27,  1892. 
(7)   Ada  P.  Purinton,  b.  Dec.  15,  1854;   m.,  Dec.  21,  1885, 
Sumner  S.   Holbrook,  b.   Sept.  8,  1839;    resides  New 
Meadows,  Me.,  son  of  Samuel  S.  Holbrook*  and  his 
cousin,  Mercy  W.  Holbrook. 
(8)   Allen  Jordan  Holbrook,  b.  Oct.  3,  188G. 
(8)    Irving  Whitmore  Holbrook,  b.  July  8,  1888. 
(8)   Sargent  Prentis  Holbrook,  b.  Feb.  27,  1890. 
(8)   Mercy  P.  Holbrook,  b.  Nov.  2,  1891. 
(8)    Samuel  Snow  Holbrook,  b.  April  16,  1894. 
(8)   Roxana  Sybil  Holbrook,  b.  Sept.  16,  1895. 
(8)   Calista  Caroline  Holbrook,  b.  Dec.  14,  1897. 
(6)   Lettice    Mariner,    b.    July    21,    1824;    m.,    Dec.    27,    1859, 
Samuel   Woodward;    farmer,   who   has   always   resided 
in   Brunswick,   Me.;    son   of   Ebenezer   Woodward   and 
Mary  Jordan. 
(7)   Mary  Jordan  Woodward,   b.   Nov.   4,    1860;    d.  May   /, 
(6)   Hannah  W.  Mariner,  b.  June  17,  1827;   d.  Feb.  19,  1900; 
resided  in  Brunswick,  Me.;  m.,  Dec.  18,  1853,  Albert  J. 


Linscott,  b.  April  25,  1830;  farmer  and  ship  carpenter; 
son  of  Abijah  Linscott  and  Betsy  Snow. 
(7)   Georgietta   Linscott,    b.    May    19,    1856;    m.,    Sept.    30, 
1877,  Robert  Jordan. 
(8)   Mabel  E.  Jordan,  b.  March  7,  1878. 
(8)   Florence  R.  Jordan,  b.  Nov.  18,  188G. 
(7)   Lettice  Alice  Linscott,  b.  Feb.  3,  1859;  resides  Orono, 
Me.;   m.,  Oct.  17,  1884,  Alfred  Clifford;  carpenter  for 
Maine  Central  Railroad. 
(6)   Lois  P.  Mariner,  b.  March  31,  1830;    always  resided   in 

Brunswick,  Me.;    unm. 
(6)   Mary  E.  Mariner,  b.  Aug.  20.  1832;  resides  at  Bath,  Me.; 
m.    (first),  Jan.  6,  1852,  Henry  Scott,  b.  Freeport,  Me., 
Jan.  10,   1835;    ship   carpenter;    m.    (second),  William 
B.  Scott. 
Child  of  first  husband. 

(7)   Fred   B.    Scott,   b.   Jan.    6,   1854;    resides  North   Bath, 
Me.;  ship  joiner;   m.   (first),  Sept.  10,  1878,  Lucretia 
J.   Oliver,  who  d.   June  8,   1888;    m.    (second),  June 
26,  1889,  Anna  E.  Marr. 
Child  of  first  wife: 

(8)   Ned  Scott,  b.  June  1,  1881. 
Child  of  second  wife: 

(8)   Abbie  May  Scott,  b.  Jan.  18,  1891. 
Children  of  second  husband: 

(7)   Lon   H.   Scott,  b.  April  4,  1865;    resides  East  Boston, 
Mass.;   dealer   in   ship   chandlery   goods;    m.,    March 
29,   1889,   Eugenie   I.   Pepper. 
(8)   Leon  B.  Scott,  b.  Jan.  9,  1890;  d.  Jan.  11,  1894. 
(8)   Henry  M.  Scott,  b.  April  8,  1892. 
(8)   Ralph  B.  Scott,  b.  Feb.  2,  1894. 
(7)    Susan  M.  Scott,  b.  March  25,  1873;   resides  in  Boston, 
Mass.;  unm. 


Benjamin  Thompson  of  New  ]\Ieadows,  Brunswick,  Me., 
AND  His  Descendants. 

His  line:  (1)  William  Thompson  of  Dover,  X.  H. ;  (2) 
James  Thompson  of  Kittery,  Me. 

(3)  Benjamin  Thompson,  b.  Kittery,  Me.,  Sept.  9,  1717.  Of  the 
date  of  his  death  Ezekiel  Thompson,  his  nephew,  says  in 
his  Day  Bools;:  "He  died  50  years  before  1831."  One 
says:  "Benjamin  Thompson  of  Georgetown,  Me.,  pur- 
chased of  Rebecca  Moseley  of  Dorchester,  Mass.,  the 
daughter  of  Thomas  Stevens,  seventy-two  and  one-half 
acres  of  land,  stretching  across  the  peninsular  from,  on  the 
one  side,  the  waters  of  Stevens'  or  New  Meadows  River, 
and  on  the  othej-  side  bounded  by  the  waters  of  Merrymeet- 
ing  Bay,  the  latter  being  where  the  waters  of  the  Andros- 
coggin River  meet,  kiss,  and  mingle  with  the  waters  of  the 
Atlantic,  the  same  as  the  young  and  gallant  tars  did  with 
the  blooming  maidens  on  the  return  voyage  from  the  high 
seas,  and  thus  the  place  was  called  Merrymeeting  Bay." 
This  was  lot  No.  50.  "Benjamin  Thompson  lived  at  Bruns- 
wick and  Bath,  Me.,"  "near  head  of  New  Meadows  River, 
where  Thomas  and  Adam  Lemont  now  live."  Constable 
at  Topsham,  Me.,  Nov.  17,  1796,  to  Nov.,  1798.  Ezekiel 
Thompson,  m..  Oct.  17,  1744.  Abigail  Philbrook  of  Bath. 
Me.,  b.  April  9,  1725;  baptized  at  Bath,  1725.  She  was  in 
the  fifth  generation  of  the  Philbrook  line.  Her  father, 
Jonathan  Philbrook,  was  a  prominent  shipmaster.  Mr. 
Edwin  Stockin  of  Watertown,  Mass..  gives  her  Philbrook 
line:        (1)   Thomas  Philbrook    of   Watertown,    Mass.,  who 

m.  Elizabeth   ;    (2)   Thomas   Philbrook,  b.   1624;    d. 

Nov.  24,  1700;  m.,  July  22,  1669,  Hannah  (White)  French, 
daughter  of  Edward  French  of  Salisbury,  Mass.,  who  d. 
1624;  (3)  William  Philbrook,  b.  April  27,  1670;  m.,  Oct. 
10,  1869,  Mercy  Neal,  daughter  of  Walter  Neal  of  Green- 
land, N.  H.;  (4)  Jonathan  Philbrook,  b.  1694,  of  Green- 
land, N.  H.;  m.  Elizabeth,  some  give  the  wife's  name  as 
Mann,  or  Marr;  others  say  Springer. 


Ezekiel  Thompson  in  his  Day  Boole,  thus  speaks  of  the 
family  of  Benjamin  Thompson:  "Jan.  24,  1831,  I  hear  that 
Widow  Sarah  Bates  died  lately.  She  was  the  oldest 
daughter  of  my  Uncle  Benjamin  Thompson.  Her  mother 
was  Abigail  Philbrook.  After  his  decease  she  married 
old  Mr.  Tobias  Ham,  who  is  since  dead  (died  Oct.  30, 
1791)  and  was  called  'Long  Tom.'  My  Uncle  Benjamin 
died  about  50  years  since.  Benjamin  Thompson  had  three 
sons — Jonathan,  David  and  Alexander.  The  daughters  were 
Sarah  Bates,  above  mentioned,  Abigail,  who  married  Eben 
Coombs  and  2nd  Samuel  Tebbetts,  Esq.,  and  moved  to 
Ohio;  Huldah  married  James  Crawford  and  moved  to  Pa. 
Priscilla  married  Hugh  Mulloy,  and  moved  to  Ohio;  she 
was  tne  mother  of  Ebenezer  Herrick's  wife.  Hannah  mar- 
ried a  Herrick  and  lived  in  Greene.  One,  whose  name  I 
have  forgotten,  married  a  Blossom  and  lived  in  Mon- 
mouth, Me.  All  these  were  worthy  women  and  bore  a 
good  name." 

Two  lists  of  the  children  of  Benjamin  Thompson  and 
Abigail  Philbrook  were  furnished.  One  was  from  Miss 
Sarah  A.  Thompson  of  Topsham,  Me.,  and  the  other  from 
E.  A.  Parker,  Esq.,  of  Indianapolis,  Ind.,  who  secured 
them  from  the  town  clerk  of  North  Georgetown,  Me.  Both 
lists  harmonize  perfectly. 

(4)    Sarah  Thompson,  b.  Georgetown,  Me.,  Aug.   21,  1746,  and 
recorded  Sept.  13,  1746;   d.  Jan.,  1831;    m.   Hosea  Bates. 

(4)   Jonathan    Thompson,    b.    Georgetown,    Me.,    July    1,    1748; 
recorded  by   Samuel   Denny,   town  clerk,  July  16,   1748; 
lived    in   Monmouth   or   Wale.s,   Me.;    m.,    Nov.   23,    1773, 
Martha  Thompson*,  b.  Aug.  16,  1751;    d.  1849;    daughter 
of  Cornelius  Thompson^  and  Hannah  Smith. 
(5)   Jonathan  Thompson;    m.  Miss  Jewell. 
(5)   Benjamin  Thompson;  m.  Annie  Jewell. 
(6)   Jane  Thompson. 
(6)   Abigail  Thompson. 
'(6)   Elbridge  Thompson. 
(6)   Phineas  Thompson. 

(6)   Corydon  Thompson,  b.  Monmouth,  Me.,  1806;    d.  Cun- 
dy's   Harbor,   Me.,   March   6,   1887    (Sly.);    ship  car- 
penter;   m.   Priscilla  Curtis,  b.  Harpswell,  Me.,  Jan. 
3,  1809;    d.  Jan.  3,  1887    (78y.);    daughter  of  James 
,  Curtis  and  Chiloa  Raymond. 


(7)  William  Curtis  Thompson,  b.  June  1,  1832;  d.  June 
12,  1901;  resided  Cundy's  Harbor,  Me.;  joiner  and 
fisherman;  m.,  Nov.  15,  1869,  Lydia  Florence 
Watson,  b.  Gloucester,  Mass.,  Sept.  13,  1840;  re- 
sides Cundy's  Harbor;  daughter  of  Robert  Wat- 
son and  Betsy  Younger. 
<8)   Charles  Wellington  Thompson,  b.  June  15,  1870; 

<S)    Sanford    Oscar    Thompson,    b.    Nov.    12,    1871;    d. 

April  26,  1889    (17y.,  5d.). 
(Sj    Sidney  Watson  Thompson,   b.   Sept.   13,   1873;    re- 
sides Cundy's  Harbor,  Me.;   fisherman;    m.,  Jan. 
1,    1901,    Harriet    A.    Barter,    b.    Portland,    Me., 
Sept.   29,   18S1;    daughter   of  Henry   Barter  and 
Mary  McKinnon. 
(9)   Florence  May  Thompson,  b.  Dec.  1,  1900. 
(9)   Madaline  Thompson,  b.  Aug.  15,  1902. 
(9)   Agnes  Ellen  Thompson,  b.  Oct.  6,  1904. 
(8)   Albert  Trufant  Thompson,  b.  Sept.  9,  1875;   unm. 
(8)   Harmon  Coombs  Thompson,  b.  June  25,  1881;  mo- 
(7)   Elbridge   Thompson,   b.    Sept.    21,    1S34;    m.    (first), 
March  19,  1862,  Mary  Trufant.  b.  March  16,  1836; 
d.  Sept.  5,  1864    (28y.,  6m.);   daughter  of  William 
Trufant    and    Lucy    Rich;     m.     (second),    Jan.    1, 
1866,  Alice  L.  Paul,  b.  Phippsburg,  Me.,  Aug.  31, 
1845;    daughter  of  Moses  Paul,   b.   June   24,   1803, 
and   Lydia  Jewell,  b.  March  11,  1806;    d.  Jan.  11, 
Child  of  first  wife: 

(8)   Edith  Thompson;  d.  Aug.  16,  1864   (2y.,  2m.). 
Children  of  second  wife: 

(8)   Ada  E.   Thompson,    b.    East   Harpswell,   Me.,   Oct. 
15,  1867;   resides  Cundy's  Harbor,  Me.;   m.,  Feb. 
21,  1887,  William  Benson,  b.  Dec.  17,  1856;   fish- 
erman;    son    of    Amasa    Benson    and    Deborah 
(9)   Charles  L.  Benson,  b.  April  16,  1888. 
(9)   George  H.  Benson,  b.  Aug.  14,  1890. 
(9)   Warren  P.  Benson,  b.  March  11,  1892. 
(9)   Elbridge  A.  Benson,  b.  Jan.  28,  1894. 
(8)   Frank  L.  Thompson,  b.  Feb.  26,  1869;    clerk;    re- 
sides  Sebasco,   Me.;    m.,  Oct.,   1894,   Kate  Percy, 
b.  Phippsburg,  Me.,   Sept.  12,  1868;    daughter  of 
James  Percy  and  Charlotte  Wonson. 


(9)   Harold  P.  Thompson,  b.  July,  1896. 
(9)   Percy  F.  Thompson,  b.  Jan.,  1899. 
(8)   Julia  Hatch  Thompson,  b.   Sept.  26,  1871;    resides 
Cundy's  Harbor,   Me.;    m.,   Dec.   5,  1895,  Wilbur 
Augustus  Eastman,  b.  May  8,  1871;   son  of  Levi 
Eastman  and  Betsy  Watson. 
(9)   Alice  Bessie  Eastman,  b.  April,  1898. 
(9)   John  D.  Eastman,  b.  July  21,  1901. 
(7)   Chiloa  Ann  Thompson,  b.   Aug.  7,  1836;    d.   Nov.   1, 
1883    (46y.,    6m.);    m.    Capt.    Isaac    N.    Ridley,    b. 
July  31,  1832;   d.  Dec.  13,  1901. 
(8)   Frank    Walter    Ridley,    b.    April,    1861;     resides 
Phippsburg,  Me.;    merchant;    m.,  Nov.  15,   1883, 
Addie     Gertrude     Trufant,     b.     Nov.     2,     1865; 
daughter    of   Albert   T.    Trufant   and    Sarah    B. 
(9)    Sadie  Ethel  Ridley,  b.  Nov.  2,  1885. 
(9)   Leida  Dodge  Ridley,  b.  June  2,  1886. 
(9)   Emma  Frances  Ridley,  b.  Aug.   1,  1888. 
(9)   Walter  Everett  Ridley,  b.  June  17,  1890. 
(9)   Bertie  Gordon  Ridley,  b.  Jan.  13,  1896. 
(8)   Will  Harmon  Ridley,  b.  Nov.  13,  1856;   clerk  in  a 
grocery  store  at  Cundy's  Harbor,  Me.;    m.,  Oct. 
29,  1898,  Isabella  A.  Holbrook,  b.  Cundy's  Har- 
bor, Sept.  29,  1879;   daughter  of  Samuel  H.  Hol- 
brook and  Adaline  Dresser. 
(9)   Jesse  Holbrook  Ridley,  b.  Nov.  25,  1905. 
(8)   Emma  Jane  Ridley,  b.  Cundy's  Harbor,  Me.,  June 
12,  1858;   m.,  July  14,  1879,  Harmon  Coombs,  b. 
Feb.  25,  1853;   son  of  Samuel  Coombs  and  Pris- 
cilla  Rich. 
(7)   Joanna  Thompson,  b.  Jan.  25,  1839;   resides  Bailey's 
Island,  Me.;   m.,  Jan.  9,  1857,  William  Henry  Sin- 
nett,   b.    Bailey's    Island,   Jan.    28,    1836;    followed 
the    sea;    then    a    dealer    in    cottage   lots;    son    of 
Hugh  Sinnett  and  Susannah  Orr. 
(8)   Mary   Jane   Sinnett,  b.   May   1,    1860;    d.   Feb.    23, 
1876;   m.,  Dec.  23,  1875,  George  Albion  Johnson, 
b.  March  10,  1852;   son  of  Elisha  Allen  Johnson 
and  Almira  Sprague. 
(8)   Everett   Irving  Sinnett,   b.    Sept.   0,    1863;    resides 
Bailey's  Island,  Me.;   storekeeper;   has  held  sev- 
eral  town  offices;    m.,  Oct.   10,   1885,   Fannie  M. 
Bibber,   b.    Jan.    24,    1866;    daughter   of   Andrew 
Jackson  Bibber  and  Lydia  Maria  Alexander. 


(9)   Nina  B.  Sinnett,  b.  April  18,  1887. 
(9)   Irving  C.  Sinnett,  b.  March  25,  1892. 
(9)   Henry  Jackson  Sinnett,  b.  Oct.  17,  1895. 
(8)   Olevia  Sinnett,  b.  Feb.,  1867;  d.  March  20,  1867. 
(8)   Laura  Etta  Sinnett,  b.  Sept.  19,  1873;  resides  Bai- 
ley's Island,  Me.;   m.,  May  2,  1888,  Capt.  George 
Bernard  Johnson,  b.  Dec.  29,  1869;   son  of  John 
Merrill  Johnson  and  Almira  Susan  Johnson. 
(9)   Freddie  Fairfield  Johnson,  b.  Nov.  20,  1889. 
(9)   Leone  Frye  Johnson,  b.  June  30,  1891. 
(9)   Harry  Elroy  Johnson,  b.  March  16,  1894. 
(9)   Jesse  Merrill  Johnson,  b.  Feb.  22,  1904. 
(7)   Hannah  Curtis  Thompson,   b.   Dec.  3,   1841;    resides 
Cundy's    Harbor,    Me.;    m.,    July    1,    1865,    George 
Washington   Sinnett,  b.  Bailey's  Island,   Me.,   Oct. 
14,  1839;    son  of  James  Sinnett  and  Hannah  Sin- 
(8)    Sanford  O.  Sinnett,  b.  July  11,  1867;   d.  Sept.  16, 

(8)   Georgia   Anna   Sinnett,   b.   July    23,   1868;    resides 
Cundy's  Harbor,  Me.;    m.,  March  4,  1889,  Capt. 
Bertrand  Boarden  Brigham,  b.  May  16,  1864. 
(9)   Nellie  Hopkins  Brigham,  b.  Oct.  23,  1891. 
(9)   Harvey  Shinett  Brigham,  b.  Aug.  28,  1893. 
(9)   Asenath  Mary  Brigham,  b.  July  22,  1896. 
(9)   Edna  Curtis  Brigham,  b.  Aug.  8,  1899. 
(9)   Glendee  Emerson  Brigham. 

(5)   Phineas  Thompson,  m. Allen. 

(5)  Aaron  Thompson. 
(5)  Judith  Thompson. 
(5)   Abigail  Thompson. 

(5)   Priscilla   Thompson;    m.     (first),    Mr.    Jewell;    m.    (sec- 
ond), Nathaniel  Donnell  of  Lisbon,  Me. 

i|G  sic  9t:  ^  ^ 

(4)  Abigail  Thompson,  b.  Georgetown,  Me.,  Nov.  22,  1750;  re- 
corded by  town  clerk,  1750;  d.  Lindale,  O.,  Aug.  13,  1839; 
m.  (first),  by  Rev.  Francis  Winter  of  Bath,  Me.,  Aug. 
26,  1773,  Ebenezer  Coombs,  b.  Newburyport,  Mass.,  Jan. 
31,  1747;  d.  Oct.  5,  1783;  m.  (second),  Dec.  22,  1788, 
Samuel  Tebbetts,  Esq.,  of  Lisbon,  Me.,  who  d.  in  Lin- 
dale, 0.,  May  2,  1824  (84y.,  6m.);  justice  of  the  .peace 
in  Lisbon,  Me.,  for  many  years;   moved  to  Ohio  in  1811. 

Children  of  first  husband: 


(5)  Andrew  Coombs,  b.  Sept.  2,  1775;  d.  Lindale,  0.,  Oct., 
1847;  farmer  and  machinist;  m.  (first),  Dec.  21,  1800, 
Susanah  Jackson,  b.  Jan.  8,  1778;  d.  March  28,  1816; 
m.  (second),  Margaret  Temple,  who  d.  July  24,  1817; 
m.  (third),  March  16,  1819,  Elizabeth  Mitchell. 
Children  of  first  wife: 

(6)   Abigail  Coombs,  b.  in  Maine,  Oct.  4,  1801;    d.  Cincin- 
nati, 0.,  Oct.  3,  1890;   m.  Amos  Conklin,  who  d.  May 
6,  1866;    chairmaker  and  commission  merchant. 
(7)   Ten  children.     The  son,  Oliver  Perry  Conklin,  had  a 
fine  family. 
(6)   Elizabeth  Mugridge  Coombs,  b.  Maine,  Aug.  12,  1803; 
d.    Keokuk,    la.,    April    14,    1879;    m.,    May    6.    1827, 
Thomas  Jeffer.son  Hilton,  b.  New  Hampshire,  May  7, 
1804;   d.  1887. 
(7)   Child;  d.  in  infancy. 

(7)   George  Oliver  Hilton,  b.  Clermont  County,  O.,  May 
14,  1828;  resides  San  Diego,  Cal.;  nurseryman  and 
fruit    grower;    m.,    Jan.    18,    1855,    May    Elizabeth 
Luce,  b.  Lancaster,  N.  Y.,  Nov.  11,  1832. 
(8)   George  Frederick  Hilton,  b.  May  2,  1857;    d.  July 
9,  1900;    admitted  to  the  bar;    then  a  very  suc- 
cessful  Baptist  minister  in  Duluth,   Minn.,   Illi- 
nois, etc. 
(8)   Frank  Edwin  Hilton,  b.   March   15,   1858;    lumber 
merchant   at  Campbell,  Mo.;    m.,  June  17,  1886, 
in  Cincinnati,  O.,  Georgie  Elstner. 
(9)   Elstner  Hilton,  b.  April  9,  1887. 
(9)   Franklin  Howard  Hilton,  b.  April  26,  1889. 
(9)   Harold  Henry  Hilton,  b.  April  9,  1892. 
(9)   Miriam  Hilton,  b.  Oct.  5,  1899. 
(8)   Elizabeth  Hilton,  b.  April  19,  1861. 
(8)   Robert  Anderson  Hilton,  b.  April  19,  1861;   a  suc- 
cessful doctor  in  Chicago,  HI.;   m.,  Jan.  31,  1899, 
Mrs.  Etta  (Smith)  Reed;  no  children. 
(8)   May  S.  Hilton,  b.  Dec.  15,  1866. 
(8)   Four  other  children;    d.  in  infancy. 
(6)   Andrew    Coombs,    Jr.,    b.    Dec.    24,    1805;    d.    May    26, 
1864;    farmer  and  merchant,  Lindale,  O.;    m.,  March 
29,  1832,  Kitty  Ann  Shannon. 
(7)   Maria  S.  Coombs,  b.  Sept.  21,  1833;  d.  Oct.  30,  1880; 
m.  Dr.  Joseph  S.  Galloway. 
(8)   Edna  Maria  Galloway;   m.  E.  T.  Buffum. 
(9)   Howard  Buffum. 


(9)   Stanley  Buffum. 
(9)   Roger  Buffum. 
(8)   James  Coombs  Galloway;   resides  Port  Allegheny, 
(7)   Albert   B.   Coombs,  b.   .July    23,   1836;    killed   at  the 

second  battle  of  Bull  Run. 
(7)   Joseph  P.  Coombs,  b.  Oct.  12,  1837;   d.  May  8,  1863; 

teacher,  and  brave  soldier  in  the  Civil  War. 
(7)   William  Cary  Coombs,  b.  Aug.  26,  1840;  resides  Lin- 
dale,   O.;    farmer;    served    in    the    Civil   War;    m. 
(first),   Mary   M.   McDonald;    m.    (second),    Sarah 
A.   Cobley. 
Children  of  first  wife: 

(8)   Bertha  Coombs;  m.  George  M.  Burns. 

(9)   Fred  D.  Burns,  b.  Sept.  6,  1889. 
(8)   Oliver  Andrew  Coombs,  b.  Jan.  21,  1870;   d.  1870. 
Children  of  second  wife: 

(8)   Albert  Newton  Coombs. 
(8)   Verner  Leslie  Coombs. 
(7)   Oliver  Coombs,  b.  Nov.  28,  1843;  d.  July  26,  1867;  a 
brave  soldier  in  the  Civil  War. 
(6)   Joseph  Jackson  Coombs,  b.  Oct.  27,  1810. 

(7)   Mrs.  Abbie    (Coombs)    Getchell,  Dorchester,  Mass. 
(6)  Martha  Robinson  Coombs;  m.  Rufus  Hubbard;  a  mer- 
(7)   Rev.  Andrew  Coombs  Hubbard,  b.  Lindale,  O.,  Jan. 
23,   1839;    a  successful  Baptist  minister;    m.,  Jan. 
1,  1861,  Abby  Maria  Melliken. 
(8)   Martha  Clement  Hubbard,  b.  Feb.  16,  1862;   m.  J. 

A.  Skinner  of  Holyoke,  Mass. 
(8)   Harry  Gregory  Hubbard,  b.  April  24,  1864. 
(8)   Francis   Wayland    Hubbard,   b.    Dec.    6,    1866;    re- 
sides St.  Louis,  Mo.;  m.,  1897,  May  E.  Flather. 
(9)    Sophia  Hubbard. 
Children  of  third  wife: 

(6)    Susanna  Jackson  Coombs,  b.  May  6,  1820;   d.  July  14, 
1849;   ra.  Rev.  William  Cox. 
(7)   Harvey    Coombs    Cox;     drowned    while    in    United 
States  naval  service. 
(6)   Thomas  Mitchell  Coombs,  b.  Jan.  18,  1823;   d.  in  Cali- 
fornia in  1856. 
(5)   Cynthia  Coombs,  b.  May  26,  1778;  m.  Silas  Dalie. 
(5)   Ebenezer  Coombs.  Jr.,  b.  June  30,  1782;   d.  Feb.  6,  1792. 


(4)  Huldah  Thompson,  b.  Georgetown,  Me.,  Aug.  24,  1752; 
birth  recorded  by  Georgetown  town  clerk,  Sept.  5,  1752; 
m.  James  Crawford  and  moved  to  Pennsylvania. 

(4)  Priscilla  Thompson,  b.  Georgetown,  Me.,  May  13,  1754; 
birth  recorded  by  the  town  clerk,  Sept.  10,  1754;  she  d. 
New  Richmond,  O.,  April  4,  1819;  marriage  intention  re- 
corded at  Georgetown,  Me.,  May  13,  177G;  date  of  mar- 
riage June  25,  1776,  to  Hugh  Mulloy,  b.  Albany  N.  Y., 
Dec.  4,  1751;  d.  New  Richmond,  0.,  July  11,  1845 
(94th  y.).  (The  full  records  of  the  children  and  de- 
scendants are  given  in  Chapter  VI.) 

(4)  David  Thompson,  b.  Georgetown,  Me.,  March  26,  1756;  re- 
corded by  Samuel  Denny,  town  clerk,  April  7,  1756;  re- 
sided in  Topsham,  Me.  "He  was  killed  at  the  battle  of 
Monmouth  in  the  Revolutionary  War." 

(4)  Alexander  Thompson,  b.  Georgetown,  Me.,  May  7,  1758; 
recorded  July  7,  1758;  d.  at  Amelia,  O.,  Oct.,  1830. 
About  1815  he  moved  to  Amelia,  0.,  arriving  there  in  the 
fall;  he  always  made  his  home  in  that  town,  and  is 
buried  in  the  family  cemetery  near  there. 

"He  made  his  way  in  a  rough  cart  over  the  mountain 
roads  to  Pittsburg,  Pa.  He  and  his  family  went  down 
the  Ohio  River  on  a  raft  of  logs  wuich  they  made.  In 
1827,  when  he  was  nearly  70  years  old,  he  built  a 
church.  It  was  dedicated  to  God  alone;  to  the  free 
worship  of  every  people  who  there  v/ished  to  learn  of 
God.  It  did  not  belong  to  any  denomination;  it  was  not 
built  for  any  sect;  it  was  not  erected  to  further  his 
opinions,  or  any  man's  opinions  about  God  and  religion. 
No  intermediary  of  saint  or  book,  or  tradition,  was  to 
come  between  the  devout  soul  and  the  God  of  its  wor- 
ship. It  was  not  even  called  a  church  of  the  Christian 
religion,  but  free  for  every  people  to  worsnip  God  in. 
Climbing  upon  the  frame  of  this  new  meeting  house  as 
it  neared  completion,  Alexander  Thompson  dedicated  it 
with  these  words  :  "Here  stands  a  fine  frame,  and  it  should 
have  a  good  name.  It  shall  be  called  Republican — free  for 
all  denominations  to  worship  God  in.'  And  nearly  ev- 
ery denomination  in  that  part  of  Ohio  at  some  time  wor- 
shipped   in    the    Republican    Meeting    House,    including 


Jews  and  Mormons.  Among  the  denominations  wliicli 
used  tlie  churcti  witli  some  regularity  in  tliose  early  days 
were  Christians,  Universalists,  Protestant  Methodists 
and  Presbyterians.  In  it  was  held  a  memorable  debate, 
said  to  have  been  of  several  weeks'  duration,  between 
Hon  David  Fisher,  a  neighbor  of  Mr.  Thompson,  and  a 
Universalist  missionary." 

M.  (first),  about  1778,  Hannah  Baker,  b.  Falmoutu, 
Me.,  Feb.  3,  1754;  d.  about  May,  1821;  daughter  of  Capt. 
Elisha  Baiver  and  Sarah  Wilson  of  Monmouth,  Me. 
Some  report  that  her  father  served  in  King  Philip's 
War;  others  say  such  service  was  rendered  by  her  grand- 
father, Captain  Wilson;  m.  (second).  Widow  Cushman, 
who  m.  as  her  third  husband,  Mr.  Thomas  and  moved 
to  Brown  County,  0;  no  children. 
Chiiuren  of  first  wife: 

(5)   Olive    Thompson;     d.    Porter's    Lauding,    Freeport,    Me., 
Sept.  15,  1871   (93y.);   m.,  Feb.  7,  1801,  Jeremiah  Coffin 
of  North  Yarmouth,  Me.;  farmer;  always  lived  at  Por- 
ter's Landing,  Freeport,  Me. 
(6)   Olive  Coffin,  b.  Dec.  30,  1801;  d.  1889;  m.  Capt.  George 
B.  Randall,  b.  Freeport,  Me.,  1800;  d.  1883. 
(7)   Gen.  George  W.  Randall,  b.  Freeport,  Me.,  Aug.  13, 
1827;  d.  May  20,  1897;  m.  Martha  L.  Armstrong. 
(8)   Blanche  Randall,  b.  June  3,  1859. 
(8)   Martha  Lee  Randall,  b.  June  2,  18G2. 
(7)   Archella   Randall,   b.   March    24,   1829;    d.    Sept.   30, 

(7)   Electrus  Gancello  Randall,  b.  1832.     "When  a  young 
man   he  went  to  California  and   remained    there; 
m.  there,  and  his  wife  now  resides  in  Mass." 
(8)   Minnie  Randall. 
(8)   Katie  Randall. 
(8)   Piatt  Randall. 
(7)  Archella  Helen  Randall,  b.  Freeport,  Me.,  March  28, 
1833;  m.,  1851,  Andrew  Litchfield. 
(8)   Leonora  Litchfield,  b.  Sept.,  1852. 
(8)   Eugenia  A.  Litchfield,  b.  1857. 
(8)   Lemont  Litchfield. 
(7)   Charlotte  Randall,  b.  Freeport,  Me.,  March  6,  1835; 
m.,   June  1,  1856,  William   Anderson,  b.  Freeport, 
Me.,  Jan.  22,  1834;   d.  Oct.  17,  1892  (62y.);   studied 
in  Webster  (Me.)  common  schools;  master  painter. 
(8)   William   Norwood  Anderson,  b.  Dec.  9,   1857;    re- 


sides  Freeport,   Me.;    studied   in  schools  of  Au- 
burn   and    Freeport,    Me.;     farmer    and    master 
painter;    m.,  Nov.   16,   1887,   Maggie  Lydia  Ear- 
lier,  b.   Phillips,   Me.,   Sept.   6,   1851;    studied    in. 
Farmington    (Me.)    schools;    daughter  of  Joseph 
W.  Parker  and  Harriet  Toothaker. 
(9)   Oscar  Norwood  Anderson,  b.  Nov.  8,  1888;   edu- 
cated in  North  Yarmouth   (Me.)  Academy. 
(9)   Leslie  Garland  Anderson,  b.  Nov.   16,  1889. 
(8)   H.    Delmont   Anderson,   b.    Feb.    26,   1859;    resides 
Freeport,    Me.;     m.,    April    20,    1885,    Hattie    L. 
(9)   Lousia    Georgianna  Anderson,    b.    Sept.     1;     m.,. 
June  20,  1901,  Charles  Beck  Mallett. 
(7)   Rosilla  Randall,  b.  March  2,  1837;    d.  Aug.  24,  1838. 
(7)   Ansil  N.  Coffin  Randall,  b.   Aug.   31,  1841;    d.   Sept. 

17,    1843. 
(7)   Roselia   Coffin   Randall,   b.    Nov.    7,    1839;    m.,    1874, 
Emore  Townsend;   d.  1894. 
(8)   Archelina    E.    Townsend,   b.    Litchfield,    Me.,   July 
10,  1875. 
(6)   Franklin  Coffin,  b.  Sept.  5;    d.  Oct.  17.  1804    (ly). 
(6)   Roxilania    Coffin,    b.    May    28,    1805;    d.    Oct.    14,    1806 

(6)   Louisa  Coffin,  b.  July  20,  1807;  d.  Oct.  1,  1893;  resided 
Freeport,  Me.;  m.  Thomas  Chase,  b.  Dec.  23,  1801;  d. 
Jan.  27,  1883. 
(7)   Thomas  Franklin   Chase,  b.  Oct.   20,  1826;    d.   Free- 
port,  Me.,  Jan.  13,  1895. 
(7)   Quincy    Acastus    Chase,    b.    Nov.    20,    1830;    resides 

2065  Webster  Street,  Oakland,  Cal. 
(7)   William   Ira  Chase,  b.  Jan.  25,   1832;    resides  Free- 
port,  Me. 
(7)   Jere  Ansyl  Chase,  b.  April  14,  1835;    resides  Free- 
port,  Me. 
(7)   Edward  Joseph  Chase,  b.  Oct.  9,  1838;  resides  Free- 
port,  Me. 
(7)   Charles   Marshall   Staples   Chase,   b.   Feb.    19,   1843; 

resides   Freeport,   Me. 
(7)  Andrew  Kohler  Chase,  b.  Dec.  18,  1850;   d.  March  5, 
(6)   Jeremiah  Thomas  Coffin,  b.  Aug.  28,  1809;   d.  June  28, 
1842     (33y.);     resided    Pownal,    Me.;     m.,    Dec.    30, 
1830,  Mary  Lunt;   daughter  of  Judnh  Lunt  and  Eliz- 
abeth Brewer. 


(7)  Ira  Stanciles  Coffin,  b.  Freeport,  Me.,  March  25, 
1S32;  d.  Jan.  19,  1900;  lived  at  Little  River,  Me., 
for  a  few  years;  carpenter;  also  a  photographer 
for  some  time;  m..  May  9,  1871,  Helen  Tracey 
Cornish,  b.  Dec.  7,  1849;  educated  in  Little  River 
(Me.)  schools;  daughter  of  John  Cornish  and 
Hannah  Tracey. 
(8)   Willis  Coffin,  b.   Dec.  26,   1873;    m.,   Sept.  o,  1900, 

Anna  Louisa  Brewer. 
(8)   George  Everett  Coffin,  b.  Feb.  28,  1877;    m.,   Sept. 
10,  1902,  Lucretia  West. 
(9)   Elizabeth  Cornish  Coffin,  b.  July  2,  1903. 
(8)   Andrew  Kohler  Coffin,  b.  Dec.  20,  1885. 

(7)   Olive  Elizabeth  Coffin;  m. Coombs. 

(7)  Emery  Oscar  Coffin,  b.  Freeport,  Me.,  May  1,  1836; 
address,  Freeport,  Me.,  R.  F.  D.  No.  4,  box  26;  has 
lived  at  Bath,  Minot,  Winthrop  and  Freeport,  Me.; 
for  some  twenty  years  a  photographer;  now  on  a 
farm;  m.,  Nov.  19,  1857,  Louisa  Jane  Frazier,  b. 
Dartmouth,  N.  S.,  June  1,  1840 ;  daughter  of  Jacob 
Frazier,  of  a  good  old  Scotch  family;  she  lived 
in  Nova  Scotia  till  eight  years  old,  then  in  East- 
port,  Bath,  etc. 
(8)  Boy;  d.  at  birth. 
(8)   Boy;  d.  at  birth. 

(8)   Louisa  Evira   Coffin,   b.   April    13,   1803;    d.   Port- 
land, Me.,  Dec.  28,  1895   (32y.,  8m.,  14d.)  ;  buried 
at    Freeport    Me.;    studied    in    Winthrop     (Me.) 
schools;  m.,  Aug.  10,  1880,  Emery  S.  Adell. 
(9)   Viola  Leslie  Adell,  b.  Sept.  3,  1889. 
(9)   Emerald  Evvira  Adell,  b.  May  14,  1890. 
(8)    Irving  B.  Coffin,  b.  May  27,  1865;   d.  Philadelphia, 
Pa.,  May  6,  1884   (18y.,  11m.,  9d.);  graduated  at 
Winthrop     (Me.)     High     School;     employed     in 
stamping  oilcloth. 
(8)   lola  Eudell  Coffin,  b.  Feb.  10,  1868;  studied  in  Win- 
throp (Me.)  High  School;  resides  Freeport,  Me.; 
m.,  April  20,  1889,  Linwood  E.  Varney. 
(9)   Linwood  Irving  Varney,  b.  Oct.  9,  1889. 
(9)   Nellie  Hazel  Varney,  b.  March  4,  1891. 
(9)   Joseph  Emery  Varney,  b.   Sept  11,  1892. 
(9)   Cyral  Blanchard  Varney,  b.  March  1,  1895. 
(9)   Louise  Eunice  Varney,  b.  April  14,  1897. 
(9)  Gerald  Ernest  Varney,  b.  June  20,  1898. 


(9)    lola  Christine  Varney,  b.  Dec.  IS,  1900. 

(9)   Charles  Adell  Varney,  b.  May  19,  1902. 

(9)   John  Frederick  Varney,  b.  May  7,  1904. 

(9)   Vivia  Varney,   b.   March   25,   1905;    d.   April   20, 

(9)   Edna  Nathalie  Varney,  b.  March  17,  1906. 
(8)   Archie   Leland    Coffin,   b.    March   1,    1871;    resides 
Freeport,  Me.,  R.  F.  D.  No.  4;  m.,  Nov.  28,  1901, 
Mary  Graves. 
(8)   Violet   Alma    Coffin,    b.    Feb.    24,    1873;    resides   at 
Harpswell  Center,  Me.;   m.,  March  18,  1896,  Eu- 
gene Coffin  Bibber\  b.  July  29,  1862. 
(9)   Marguerite  Avice  Bibber,  b.  Oct.  14,  1696. 
(9)   Eugene  Coffin  Bibber,  b.  Jan.  5,  1898. 
(9)   Emery  Oscar  Bibber,  b.  Dec.  11,  1899;   d.  March 

6,  1900  (2m.,  23d.). 
(9)   Emery  Oscar  Bibber,  b.  Nov.  10,  1902. 
(9)   Violet  Adelaide  Bibber,  b.  May  26,  1905. 
(8)   Edwina  Elice  Coffin,  b.  May  26,   1878;    studied  in 
Freeport   and    Portland,    Me.;    resides    Freeport, 
Me.,  m..  May  9,  1900,  Daniel  P.  Allen. 
(9)   Elvira  Louise  Allen,  b.  Aug.  19,  1901. 
(9)   Edwina  Viola  Allen,  b.  Oct.  15,  1903. 
(9)   Agnes  Allen,  b.  April  17,  1905. 
(7)   Alice   Coffin,    b.    1838. 
(7)    Henry  Coffin;    d.  at  2  years. 
(7)   Archelia  Ann  Coffin;  d.  at  one  year. 
(6)   Roxana  Coffin,  b.  Dec.  17,  1811;  d.  Jan.  2;  1838   (25y.). 
(6)    Ira  Preble  Coffin,   b.   March   8,   1814;    d.   Dec.   9,   1814 

(6)   Constant  Converse  Coffin,  b.  Nov.  10,  1816;    d.  Oct.  7, 
1881;   always  lived  Porter's  Landing,  Freeport,  Me.; 
farmer;     changed    his    name    to    Constant    Converse 
wlien  he  was  a  young  man :  m.,  Sejit.  6,  1846,  Susan 
Maria    Coffin,    b.    Freeport,    Me.,    1825;    d.    Sept.    25, 
1900;  daughter  of  David  Coffin  and  Jane  Welch. 
(7)   Mary  Susan  Converse,  b.  June  19,  1847;    m.  Charles 
C.   Soule;    resides  Calumet  Street,  Peabody,  Mass. 
(7)    David  G.  Converse,  b.  April  4,  1849. 
(7)   Lorana  J.  Converse,  b.  Nov.  15,  1851. 
(7)   Eunice    Maria    Converse,    b.    Freeport,    Me.,    Oct.    2, 
1856;    resides  Peabody,  Mass.;    lived  Freeport  and 
Portland,    Me.,    and    Beverly,    Mass.;   m.,    Dec.    25, 
1874,  David  Franklin  Randall,  b.  Freeport,  Me.,  Jan. 


4,  1853;    educated  in   Mast  Landing  and  Freeport 

schools;    barber;    son  of  Daniel  Franklin  Randall 

and  Rebecca  Sylvester. 

(8)   Herman    Ellsworth     Randall,    b.    Portland,    Me.; 

barber    at    Little's    Lane,    Peabody,    Mass.;    m. 

Miss  P.  Ferren. 

(8)   Ethel  Belle  Randall,  b.  April  9,   1885;    graduated 

from   Peabody    (Mass.)    High   School. 
(8)   Pearl  Elwin  Randall,  b.  Nov.  13,  1889;  studied  in 

Peabody    (Mass.)    High  School. 
(8)   Bessie  May  Randall,  b.  July  15,  1891. 
(8)   Ray  Franklin  Randall,  b.  Oct.  15,  1895. 
(7)   John  Dennison   (adopted  son),  b.  March  15,  1842. 
(7)    Sarah  Emma  Converse;  d.  at  one  year. 
(7)   Edith  Converse;   d.  at  one  year. 
(7)   Ethel  Converse;  d.  at  two  weeks. 
(7)   Albra  Converse. 
(6)   Cordelia  Arabine  Coffin,  b.  June  1,  1818;    d.  Nov.  27, 
1894    (7Cy.,  5m.,  27d.)  ;   m.  Andrew  Kohler  and  went 
to  California. 
(7)   One  daughter,  who  d.  when  she  was  about  five  years 
(6)   Ansel   Baker  Coffin,   b.  March   17,  1821;    d.  Jan.,  1903 
(82y.);  m.,   Oct.   26,   1847,  Rhoda  Coombs,  b.  Liver- 
pool, N.  S.,  June  16,  1825;  d.  Aug.  27,  1857. 
(7)   Otis    Learned    Coffin,    b.    Feb.    4,    1844;    m.    Hattie 
Almira  Harrington,  b.  Cushing's  Island,  Me ,  June 
28,  1847. 
(S)   Ernest  Linwood  Coffin,  b.  Freeport,  Me.,  Jan.  17, 

1866;  d.  May  26,  1877. 
(8)   Arthur   Bailey    Coffin,   b.    Freeport,    Me.,   May    28, 

(8)   Lillian   Delnoria  Coffin,   b.   Freeport,   Me.,   Jan.   3, 
1871;    resides  Freeport,   JVJe. ;    m.   James  E.   Get- 
tings  of  Massachusetts, 
(t/)    Stella  Gettings,  b.  Oakland,  Cal. 
(9)   Mildred  Adelia  Gettings,  b.  Oakland,  Cal. 
(9)   Cordelia  Arabine  Gettings,  b.  Oakland,  Cal. 
(8)   Wellington  Bennett  Coffin,  b.  Freeport,  Me.,  June 
15,  1873;  went  to  California;  m.  Marcia  Davis. 
(9)   Ernest  L.  Coffin. 
(8)   Rose  O.  Coffin,  b.  Freeport,  Me.,  May  29,  1874. 
(8)   Violet  Arabine  Coffin,   b.  Freeport,  Me.,  Nov.   25, 
1881;  m.  Lewis  Munroe  of  Illinois. 


Ct)   Marcellus  Kohler,  b.  Freeport,  Me.,  May  28,  1848;  m. 
Sophia   Harabush,   b.    Vienna,    Austria,   March   21, 
1861;    d.  March  15,  1899. 
(7)    Olive  Arobine  Coffin,  b.  Freeport,  Me.,  April  1,  1851; 
m.,  Portland,  Me.,  by  Rev.  A.  K.  P.  Small,  Aug.  22, 
1869,   Andrew  Bradley,   b.    Portland,   Me.,   Aug.   4, 
(8)   William  Ansyl  Bradley,  b.  Portland,  Me.,  Dec.  14, 
1871;  m.,  at  South  Gardiner,  Me.,  June  19,  1895, 
Frances  Collins,  b.  South  Gardiner,  Me.,  1868. 
(9)    Ina  Louise  Collins,  b.  South  Gardiner,  Me.,  Nov. 
22,  1900. 
(8)   Charles  Henry  Bradley,  b.  Portland,  Me.,  Jan.  11, 

1874;   d.  Sept.  22,  1895. 
(8)   Leonard  Andrew  Bradley,  b.   Freeport,  Me.,  Aug. 

15,  1880. 
(8)   Clifford    Carrol    Bradley,    b.    Freeport,    Me.,    June 

22,  1882. 
(8)   Melvin  Albion  Bradley,  b.  Freeport,  Me.,  Jan.   22, 

1883;    d.  March  16,  1887. 
(8)   Bertha  Louise  Bradley,  b.  Freeport,  Me.,  Jan.  24, 

(8)   Kohler  Coffin  Bradley,  b.  April  14,  1894. 
(7)    Susan  Louise  Roxiana  Coffin. 
(5)   Rev.  David  Thompson,  b.  1780;    d.  in  Jennings  County, 
Ind.,   1861;    m.,  in  Maine,  April  18,  1804,  Mary   Reed 
of  Freeport,  Me. 
(6)   Rev.  David  Thompson,  b.  1806;  d.  Van  Buren  County, 
la.,  1878;   m.  Miss  Layrock. 
(7)   Rev.  David   Thompson. 

(7)   William  Thompson;  m.  Bingaman. 

(7)   George  Thompson. 
(7)   Daughter,  m.  Mr.  Church. 
(6)   William  Reed  Thompson,  b.  April  30,  1808;    m.  Ruth 
(7)   Origen  Thompson. 
— (6)   Horatio  Nelson  Thompson,  b.  Dec.  15,  1810. 

(6)   Mary  Ann  Thompson,  b.  Feb.  3,  1812;  m.  Mr.  Grisson. 

(6)   Hannah  Thompson,  b.  Nov.  22,  1814;  m. Strong. 

(6)   Jane  Thompson,  b.  Feb.  18,  1817;   m.  James  Donham, 
brother  of   Mary   Ann   Donham,   who    m.   Alexander 
(6)   Elbridge   Thompson,   b.   June  14,  1820;    d.   in  Kansas, 


(6)   Lewis  Thompson,  b.  April  21,  1823. 
(5)   Jei-emiah  Thompson;  d.  young. 

(5)   Charlotte  Thompson;    m.,  Oct.  30,  1808,  Edward  Welch, 
b.  Monmouth,  Me.,  April  24,  1782;   he  was  a  farmer  at 
Monmouth,    Me.;    son    of    John    Welch    and    Elizabeth 
Baker.     "When  Elizabeth  (Baker)  Welch  was  96  years 
old  she  had  her  second  sight  and  second  set  of  teeth." 
(6)   Franklin   Otis   Welch,   b.    April   1,   1810;    d.   April    20, 
1869;    he  was  a  druggist  at  Albany,  Ga. ;   m.   (first), 
Hannah  Gookin  of  Saco,  Me.,  daughter  of  John  Goo- 
kin;  m.  (second),  Phoebe  Huntington  of  Pine  Plains, 
N.  J. 
(7)   One  child;   d.  young. 
(7)   Franklin  O.  Welch. 
(7)   Phoebe  Welch. 
(7)   Fannie  Welch;   d.  at  14  years. 
(6)   Emery  Welch,  b.  Sept.  22,  1811  (or  1813);   d.  1846;  m. 
Lydia  Fairbanks  of  Boston,  Mass. 
(7)   Henry  E.  Welch,  b.  1841;  d.  Albany,  Ga.,  1877;  unm. 
(7)   Elizabeth  Welch,  b.  1843;  m.  Fred  Newton. 
(8)   Agnes  Newton;   dead. 
(8)   Ernestine  Newton;   d.  in  infancy. 
(6)   John   Baker  Welch,  b.   Monmouth,  Me.,  May  2,   1814; 
d.  March  4,  1888;   buried  at  Oak  Park,  111.;  m.  Mary 
Davis  of  Rockport,  Mass.,  b.  April  28,  1815;    d.  Feb. 
27,     1881;      son     of     Capt.     John     Davis      (keeper 
of      the      Straits      Mouth      Light      many      years) 
and  Esther  Carter.     "John  Baker  Welch  was  a  cabi- 
net maker.     In  1855  he  moved  to  Lake  Village,  now 
Lakeport,    N.    H.     In    1856   he   moved   to   Janesville, 
Wis.     In  1872   moved  to  Vineland,  N.  J.     He  was  a 
man  of  fine  character;  kind  and  loving  in  his  ways." 
(7)   Mary  Eliza  Welch,  b.  Monmouth,  Me.,  June  11,  1840; 
lived  Janesville,  Wis.;    m.,  Dec.  1,  1859,  Nathaniel 
Dwight  Crosby,  b.  Fredonia,  N.  Y.,  Jan.  18,  1836; 
address,  Oak  Park,  111.;    son  of  Nathaniel  Crosby 
and  Sarah  Leonard. 
(8)   Bessie  E.  Crosby,  b.  Wisconsin,  Feb.  4,   1855;    re- 
sides Oak  Park,  III. 
(8)   Laura  E.  Crosby,  b.  Jan.  23,  1868;    d.   Janesville, 
Wis.,  Aug.   7,  1870. 
(7)   Delia  Emerson  Welch,   b.  Monmouth,  Me.,  Nov.   14, 

1841;  d.  Albany,  Ga.,  Oct.  4,  1855. 
(7)   Laura  Esther  Welch,   b.  April   25,   1843;    d.,Feb.  9, 


1881;    lived  Janesville  and  Monroe,  Wis.;    m.  An- 
drew S.  Douglas,  a  prominent  lawyer  of  Monroe, 
Wis.;    he  was  mayor  of  Monroe,  where  he  still  re- 
sides with  his  second  wife. 
(8)   Arthur  Douglas;    m.  and  lives  Milwaukee,  Wis. 
(8)   Malcolm  C.  Douglas. 
(8)   Helen  Douglas:   resides  Monroe,  Wis. 
(7)   Edward    Franklin    Welch,    b.    Monmouth,    Me.,    July 
14,   1845;    d.   River  Forest,   111.,  July   10,  1901;    he 
was  a  bank  clerk  at  Janesville,  Wis.;   m.,  Aug.  25, 
1868,  Elizabeth   Hodge,  b.   Colchester,  Vt.,  Jan.  3, 
1848;    she   resides   at   1410   Gerard  Avenue,  Wash- 
ington, D.  C;    she  was  the  daughter  of  Rev.  Mar- 
vin G.  Hodge,  a  very  prominent  and  much  beloved 
Baptist  minister,  and  her  mother  was  Harriet  Kel- 
1am  of  Irasburg,  Vt.:   the  father  was  instrumental 
in    the    building    of    the    Hanson    Place    Baptist 
Church   at  Bi'ooklyn,  N.  Y.     Mrs.   Edward  FranK- 
lin   Welch    is   the   seventh    generation    from   John 
Hodge,  b.   1643,   who  m.   Susanna  Denslow.     (See 
Hodge  Genealogy,  by  Col.  0.  G.   Hodge,  1096  Eu- 
clid  Avenue,   Cleveland,  0.) 
(S)   Raymond    Franklin    Welch,    b.    Janesville,    Wis., 
Aug.    18,   1869;    in   1885    he  went    to   New   York 
City   and   has    resided    there    ever    since;    retail 
druggist;     care    of    J.    Milhans'    Son,    druggist, 
corner  Broadway  and  Courtland  streets;    unm.; 
May  1,   1898.  he  enlisted  in  the  Spanish-Ameri- 
can War,  naval  department,  with  title  of  junior 
medical  officer,  having  charge  of  the  drugs  and 
physicians'  supplies  on  the  steamer;  he  was  sta- 
tioned on  the  receiving  ship  Vernon  for  about  a 
month    and    then    transferred    to    the   HannihaJ. 
which  was  a  supply  boat,  and  he  went  with  it 
to  the  fleets  near  Cuba  and  Porto  Rico;    he  en- 
listed for  a  year,  but  received  an  honorable  dis- 
charge Oct.  IS,  1898. 
(8)   Marvin  John  Welch,  b.  Janesville,  Wis.,  March  20, 
1872;    address,   277   Park  Avenue,   River  Forest, 
HI.;    in   1891   he   went   to   reside  in   Milwaukee, 
Wis.;  during  the  summer  of  1893  he  was  official 
court    reporter    in    Rhinelander,    Wis.;    went    to 
Chicago  in  Jan.,  1894,  and  was  private  secretary 
for  three  years  to  F.  J.  V.  Skiff,  director  of  the 


Field  Columbian  Museum;  is  now  assistant  pur- 
chasing agent    with   the  American  Cereal   Com- 
pany, 1341  Monadnock  Block,  Chicago,  and  has 
been  there  nearly  four  years;  unm. 
(8)   Harold  Cameron  Welch,  b.  Janesville,  Wis.,  Aug. 
15,    1875;    resided    in    Kalamazoo,    Mich.,    for    a 
year,  and  then  went  to  Chicago,  in  1896;    elec- 
trician and  machinist,  and  was  connected  with 
the   Western   Electric   Company   of   Chicago   for 
about   three  years;    in   April,    1900,   he   went  to 
Brooklyn,  Wis. 
(7)   Arthur   E.   Welch,  b.    Sept.   28,   184G;    resides  Mari- 
nette, Wis.;   unm.;    in  1856  he  went  to  Janesville, 
Wis.,  with  his  parents;   in  New  York  City  he  was 
connected  with  a  large  book  concern  for  a  num- 
ber of  years;    he  has  lived  in  Philadelphia,  Cali- 
fornia and  Milwaukee. 
(7)   Reuel  Howard  Welch,  b.  May  22,   1849;    d.  Jan.  19, 
1901;  enlisted  as  a  drummer  boy  in  the  Civil  War 
and  served  several  years ;  he  was  quite  a  prominent 
citizen  of  St.  Louis.  Mo.,  and  was  in  a  hook  publish- 
ing house;  m.  Mattie  Rice;   address  of  the  family, 
4012  Morgan  Street.  St.  Louis,  Mo. 
(8)   Lollie  Welch. 
(8)   Reuel  Welch,  Jr. 
(7)   John  Leonard  Welch,  b.   Dec.   13,   1852;    d.   Oct.  19, 
1901;    resided  at  Elgin,   111.,  for  awhile;    m.,  Nov. 
24,     1880,     Elizabeth     Katherine,     b.     Wood 
Haven,   Long  Island,   N.  Y.,  July  5,   1855;    daugh- 
ter of  Conrad  Case  and  Eva  Kinsley;   his  address, 
533  Garden  Street,  Kenosha,  Wis*. 
(8)   Everett  G.  Welch,  b.  Vineland,  N.  J.,  Oct.  4,  1881. 
(8)   John  Baker  Welch,  b.  Vineland,  N.  J.,  Oct.  2,  1884; 

d.  Oct.  31,  1887. 
(8)    Sarah  L.  Welch,  b.  Vineland,  N.  J.,  June  22,  1886; 

d.  July  3,  1887. 
(8)   Mary  Eva  Welch,  b.  Elgin,  111.,  June  24,  1888. 
(8)   Howard  F.  Welch,  b.  Aug.  15.  1889. 
(8)   Alvah  L.  Welch,  b.  May  23,  1891. 
(8)   Willard  C.  Welch,  b.  Elgin,  111.,  March  18,  1899. 
(7)   James  Henry  Welch,  b.  Lake  Village,  N.  H.,  May  2, 
1856;    resides   827    Cass   Street,   Milwaukee,   Wis.; 
court  reporter  in  Milwaukee,  Wis.,  1877-82;  mem- 
ber of  the  State  As.sembly,  1897-99;    1906,  official 


court  stenographer;  educated  in  the  public  schools 
of  Vineland,  N.  J.;   lived  in  Vineland,  N.  J.,  Mon- 
roe, Wis.,   Janesville,  Wis.,  Milwaukee;    m.,  April 
22,  1879,  Kate  Sophia  Andrews,  b.  June  12,  1836; 
educated  in  Gardiner    (Me.)    High  School;   daugh- 
ter of  Greenleaf  Andrews  and  Charlotte  Elizabeth 
(8)   Carrie  Louise  Welch,  b.  Sept.  4,  1880;    graduated 
from  Milwaukee   (Wis.)    schools  and  from  State 
Normal  School;  unm. 
(8)   Bessie  Eliza  Welch,  b.  Nov.  14,  1883;   educated  in 

Milwaukee  schools  and  State  Normal  School. 
(8)   Edith  Welch,  b.  Sept.  27,  1884;  d.  Sept.  9,  1901. 
(8)  Arthur  Welch,  b.  May  27,  1887;    educated  in  Mil- 
waukee schools. 
(6)   Charlotte    Elizabeth    Welch,    b.    Monmouth,    Me.,    May 
19,   1818;    lived    in   Monmouth,    Me.,   26   years,   then 
went  to  Albany,  Ga.;  m.  there  in  1845;  then  went  to 
New  Orleans,  La.,  and  returned  to  Albany,  Ga.,  for 
three  years;  then  lived  seven  years  in  Gardiner,  Me.; 
lived    in    Vineland,    N.    J.,    with    her   brother,    John 
Welch,    for    seven   years,    then    went   to    Milwaukee, 
Wis.;   m.,  at  Albany,  Ga.,  1845;   Capt.  Greenleaf  An- 
drews, b.   Monmouth,   Me.,   June,   1819;    d.  Kissimer 
Valley,  Fla.,  June  27,  1842;  steamer  captain;   son  of 
Arthur  Andrews  and  Olive  Welch. 
(7)   Edward    Andrews,   b.    Dec.    25,    1847;    d.    March    21, 

(7)   Howard  Andrews,  b.  Dec.  13,  1848;  d.  Oct.  25,  1849. 
(7)   Walter  Andrews,  b.  Oct.  1,  1850;  d.  April  18,  1851. 
(7)   Baxter  Andrews,  b.  Nov.  20,  1854;  d.  Aug.  25,  1855. 
(7)   Kate  Sophia  Andrews,  b.  June  12,  1856;   resides  827 
Cass  Street,  Milwaukee,   Wis.;    m.   Charles   Henry 
Welch.     (See  records  above.) 
(6)   WMlliam  Welch,  b.  April  19,  1820;  d.  1854;   m.  Eliza- 
beth   Baker   Welch    of   Monmouth,    Me.;    lived    near 
Albany,  Ga.;   only  child  d.  young. 
(6)    Sophia  Welch,  b.  Monmouth,  Me.,  April  20,  1822;    re- 
sides San  Diego,  Cal.;   resided  Winthrop,  Me.;   lived 
San  Francisco,  Cal.,  Nov.,  1851,  to  1857,  save  a  few 
months  spent  in  Sacramento;    to  Watsonville  for  a 
few   months;    spent   six   years   in    Lower   California 
and   Mexico;    over  21  years   in   Spring  Valley,  four 
miles   from   San   Diego,  Cal.;    m.    (first),  March   21, 


1843,  Edward  Moody,  b.  Monmouth,  Me.,  July  9, 
1820;  d.  Boston.  Mass..  Oct..  1851;  fanner;  ni.  (sec- 
ond), Dec.  21,  1852,  Rufus  King  Porter,  b.  Cam- 
bridgeport,  Mass.,  Aug.  9,  1820;  farmer;  engaged  in 
raining  and  salt  works  in  Lower  California  and 
Mexico;  one  year  in  a  hotel  at  San  Pedro;  for  many 
years  raising  stock  and  farming  at  Spring  Valley, 
San  Diego,  Cal;  son  of  Rufus  King  and  Eunice 
Child  of  first  husband: 

(7)   Marietta  Moody,  b.  Monmouth,  Me.,  April  9,  1848;  re- 
rides  San  Diego,  Cal;   m.,  Sept.  29,  1864,  Franklin 
Augustus  Gregory. 
(8)   Marietta    Gregory,    b.    San    Diego,    Cal.,    Nov.    15, 
18G7;   m.,  Nov.  15,  1886,  James  F.  Jones,  b.  Cov- 
ington,   Ind.,    1856;     contractor;    son    of    Alfred 
White  Jones  and  Sybil  Asburn. 
(9)   Helen  Jones,  b.  Sept.  27,  1887. 
(9)   Clyde  Rufus  Jones,  b.  Aug.  15,  1893. 
(9)   Clifford  White  Jones,  b.  Feb.  10,  1895. 
(9)   Boy  and  girl;  died. 
(8)   Anginette  Gregory,  b.  May  30,  1870;    resides  San 
Diego,  Cal.;    m.,  Dec.   14,   1901,  Guy  Little;    son 
of  E.  Little  and  E.  T.  Miller. 
(8')    Irena   B.    Gregory,   b.    Nov.    2,   1887;    resides    San 
/     Diego,  Cal. 
Child  of  fi¥st  husband: 

(7)   Rufina    Augusta   Porter,    b.    Nov.    23,    1854;    resides 
San    Diego,    Cal.;    m.,    Oct.    16,    1873,    Charles    S. 
Crosby  of  Billerica.  Mass.,  b.   Sept.   6,   1848;    real 
estate  dealer;    son  of  John  Crosby  and  Isabella. 
(8)   Lottie  May  Crosby,  b.  June  23,  1874;   m.  April  4, 
1903,  Frank  D.  W.  Putnam;    resides  San  Diego, 
(8)   Frederic   Arthur  Crosby,    b.   June   3,    1875;    grad- 
uated   at    Normal    School    and    Leland    Stanford 
University;   physical  secretary  of  Y.  M.  C.  A.  in 
Pennsylvania;    m.,   at   Harrisburg,  Pa.,  June  26, 
1903,  Frances   S.    Taylor;    resides   351    So.   Thir- 
teenth  Street,  Harrisburg,  Pa. 
(h)   Ethel  Crosby,  b.  May  4,  1886;  graduated  from  the 

Normal  School;  resides  San  Diego,  Cal. 
(8)   Oliver   Crosby,   b.   Sept.   2,   1893;    graduated  from 
the  Normal   School;    resides  San  Diego,  Cal. 


(6)   Catherine  Herrick  Welch,  b.  Monmouth,  Me.,  Dec.  20, 
1824;   d.  July,  1836;   m.  Hazard  Swinney. 
(7)   Lizzie  Swinney,   b.   1855;    trained  musician  in  New 
York  City. 
(6)   Leonard    Edward   Welch,   b.    Monmouth,    Me.,   Jan.    1, 
1829;    resides  Albany,  Ga.;    real  estate  business  and 
insurance,    with   office   in   the  First   National   Bank. 
"I  have  been  a   druggist   most  of  my   life;    I   have 
been   superintendent  of  the  schools  of  this,  Dough- 
erty   County,    most   of   the   time    since    1871."        He 
moved  to  Albany,  Ga.,  March  18,  1847;    m.,  July  14, 
18G0,    Laura     Isabel     Spencer,    b.     Sept.     25,     1839; 
daughter  of  John  Spencer  of  New  York. 
(7)   Leonard    Edward    Welch,    Jr.,    b.    March    13,    1866; 

doctor  in  Albany,  Ga. 
(7)   Agnes   T.    Welch,    b.    March    20,    1868;    m.    Solomon 
Hoge  of  Macon,  Ga.,  where  she  now  resides;    the 
husband  is  a  druggist. 
(8)    Solomon  Hoge,  Jr.,  b.  April  27,  1890. 
(8)   Agnes  F.  Hoge,  b.  July  6,  1892. 
(8)   Leonard  Welch  Hose.  b.  Fel).  20.  1896. 
(8)   Florence  Hoge,  b.  July  30,  1901. 
(5)   Alexander     Philbrook     Thompson;     lived     Amelia     and 
Bethel,    O.;     m.     (first),    Betsy    Chase;     m.     (second), 
Mary  Ann  Donham. 
Children  of  first  wife: 

(6)   Lorena  Thompson;  m.  Hiram  Wheeler. 
(7)   Elizabeth  Wheeler,   m.   Nelson  Lythe. 
(8)   Edward  Lythe. 
(8)   Albert  Lythe. 
(8)   Clara  Lythe. 
(8)   Orrin  Lythe. 
(8)   Harry   Lythe. 
(8)   Bert  Lythe. 
(7)   John  Albert  Wheeler. 
(7)   Jane  Wheeler;   m.  B.  Frank  Wylie. 
(7)   Olive  Wheeler;  m.  Ben  P.  Daily. 
(6)   Orren  Thompson;  d.  in  Illinois. 

(7)   Only  son,  David  Thompson;   m.  Molly  Lutz. 
(6)   Roxauna  Thompson;   m.  William  Armstrong. 

it:  *  *  *  * 

(5)  Rachel  Thompson,  b.  Nov.  3,  1789;  d.  June  16,  1847;  m., 
Feb.  11,  1813,  Otis  Andrews  of  Wales,  Me.,  b.  Oct.  17, 
1788;   d.  March  13,  1873;   a  prosperous  farmer  and  in- 



fluential  man;  son  of  John  Andrews  and  Olive  Baker; 
lived  in  Monmouth,  Me. 
(6)   Everett  Andrews,  b.  March  22,  1814;   d.  July  15,  1817. 
(6)   Harriet  Elizabeth  Andrews,  b.  May  21,  1816;    d    Jan. 

3,  1887;    resided  Monmouth,  Me. 
(6)    Sophia   Ann   Andrews,    b.    June    26,    1818;    d.   Dec.    7, 
1895;    m.,    Dec.    12,    1841,    Walter   Olney   Hooker,    b. 
Feb.    17,    1818;    d.    Feb.    7.    1887;    son    of    Reverius 
Hooker  and  Huldah  Cannon;    resided  Gardiner,  Me. 
(7)   Otis  Everett  Hooker,  b.  Oct.  31,  1842;   m.,  Nov.  23, 
1886,  Margaret  Marsou,  b.  Dec.  13,  1849;   daughter 
of  Capt.  George  Marson  and  Hannah  Yeaton;    no 
(7)   Olevia  Ann  Hooker,   b.   Nov.   28,   1843;    d.    Jan.   23, 
1906;  m.,  Nov.  21,  1861,  Capt.  James  F.  Wright,  b. 
Oct.  2,  1836;  son  of  James  P.  Wright,  b.  Lewiston, 
Me.,  and  Fanny  Hewey.     They  resided  at  Bath,  Me. 
(8)   Benjamin    Franklin    Wright,   b.    Phippsburg,    Me., 
March    20,    1863;    m.,    Nov.    6,    1886,    Margaret 
Archibald    Parker    of    Musquodoboit,    N.    S.,    b. 
Feb.   3,   1864,    daughter  of   Francis   Parker   and 
Mary  Kent;  police  inspector. 
(9)   Eva  May  Wright,  b.  Lynn,  Mass.,  July  7,  1888. 
(9)   Walter  Olney  Wright,  b.  June  8,  1890. 
(8)   Melville    Otis    Wright,    b.    Phippsburg,    Me.,    July 
24,  1864;   m.,  Oct.  1,  1906,  Lillian  Maud  Coombs 
of  Bath,  Me. 
(8)   Harold    Beaufort    Wright,    b.    Aug.    11,    1870;    m., 
May   7,   1893,   Winnifred    Hunter,    b.   Bath,   Me., 
Jan.  18,  1873;  daughter  of  Winchell  Hunter  and 
Anna  Collins. 
(9)   Olevia  Alma  Wright,   b.  May  20,  1894;    resides 

Allston,  Mass. 
(9)   Harold  Hunter  Wright,  b.  Feb.  15,  1896. 
(9)   Riverius  Hooker  Wright,  b.  Nov.  4,  1897. 
(9)   Barbara  Archila  Wright,  b.  Oct.  4.  1900. 
(9)   Frederick   Winchell    Wright,    b.    Oct.    17,    1902; 
d.  Nov.  14,  1902. 
(8)   Ella  Annie  Wright,  b.  Bath,  Me.,   June  19,  1873; 

d.  March  1,  1874. 
(8)   Linwood    Palmer    Wright,    b.    Bath,    Me.,    Dec.    4, 
1874;  m.  (first),  Feb.  4,  1898,  Martha  M.  Varney, 
b.    Wiscassett,   Me.,   July   17,   1876;    d.    June   21, 
1891;  daughter  of  Joseph  M.  Varney  and  Melora 


Kasson;    resides  Readville,  Mass.;    m.    (second), 
Jan.   31,    1905,  Aimee   Louise   Sparlvs;    daughter 
of  Charles  Louis  Sparks. 
Child  of  first  wife: 

(9)   Caroline  Linwood  Wright,  b.  Feb.  4,  1899. 
(7)   Harriet  Jane  Hooker,  b.   May  7,  1845;    d.  April  30, 

(7)   Ella  Rachel   Hooker,   b.   June  22,   1847;    d.  May  26. 

(7)  Walter  Olney  Hooker,  b.  April  17,  1849;  d.  Aug.  14, 
1878;  he  graduated  from  Bowdoin  College  in  1872; 
a  very  successful  teacher;  he  was  master  of  the 
ship  Virginia  in  1876;  in  1878  he  took  charge  of 
the  ship  Harry  Morse,  going  to  Rio  Janiero, 
where  he  died;  unm. 
(7)   Millard    F.    Hooker,    b.    June    9,    1850;    d.    Nov.    19, 

(7)   Ella  Jane  Hooker,  b.  Gardiner,  Me.,  Jan.  14,  1852; 
resides  Augusta.  Me.;    of  grand  help  in  the  writ- 
ing of  this  book;   m.,  Dec.  16,  1874;   George  Nick- 
els Lawrence,   b.   Pittston,  Me.,   Dec.   2,   1846;    for 
years  extensively  engaged  in  the  ice  business  on 
the    Kennebec    River;     later    general    manager    of 
the    Maine    America    Ice    Company,    at    Augusta, 
Me.;   son  of  Daniel  Lawrence  and  Sophia  Duell. 
(8)   Bertha   Sophia   Lawrence,    b.   June    29,    1877;    m., 
Oct.   26,   1900,  Dr.   Herbert  Allen   Black,   b.  Oct. 
10,   1874;    graduated  at  Cony   High   School,   Au- 
gusta, Me.,  1894;    Bowdoin  College,  1897;    mem- 
ber   of    the    Colorado    Medical    Society;    resides 
Pueblo,  Col. 
(9)   George  Lawrence   Black,    b.    Pueblo.    Col.,    Nov. 
22,  1903. 
(6)   Hannah  Olevia  Andrews,  b.   Sept.  3,  1820:    d.  May  9, 

(6)   Charlotte  Maria  Andrews,  b.  Oct.  26,  1822;  d.  June  26, 

(6)  Lydia  Adelaide  Andrews,  b.  Oct.  30,  1824;  resides 
Monmouth,  Me.;  m.,  Jan.  10,  1849,  Charles  W.  Good- 
win, b.  Monmouth,  Me.,  Oct.  5,  1823;  d.  Sept.  24, 
1873;  son  of  Charles  Goodwin  and  Olive  Tru- 
fant;  no  children. 
(6)  Rachel  Jane  Andrews,  b.  March  10,  1827;  d.  May  18, 
1888;    studied    in    Monmouth    (Me.)    Academy:    m.. 


Oct.   11,  1862,  as  his  second  wife,  John  C.  Ham  of 
Wales,  Me.;  son  of  Thomas  Ham  and  Hannah  Smith 
of  Wales,  Me.;    resides  Wales,  Me. 
(7)   Charlie    Andrews    Ham,    b.    May    22,    18G5;     resides 
Wales,  Me.;   farmer;    studied  in  Monmouth    (Me.) 
Academy  and  in  a  business  college;    m.,  Sept.  10, 
1889,  Elsie  M.  Maxwell  of  Wales,  Me.,  b.  Dec.  17, 
1868;    daughter   of   David   Maxwell   and    Mary   E. 
(S)   Clinton  Ham,  b.  March  26,  1897. 
(8)   J.  Raymond  Ham,  b.  Feb.  20,  1901. 
(6)   Otis   Wilson  Andrews,   b.   July  17,   1829;    d.   June   27, 

(6)  Otis  Wilson  Andrews,  b.  Jan.  10,  1832;  he  resides  on 
the  old  homestead  at  Monmouth  Ridge,  Me.; 
studied  in  Monmouth  Academy;  he  taught  school 
for  a  number  of  years,  and  has  been  prominent  in 
town  affairs;  has  filled  the  offices  of  selectman,  su- 
perintending school  committee  and  representative 
in  the  Legislature;  m.  (first),  March  15,  1855,  Au- 
gusta D.  Chick,  b.  Monmouth,  Me.,  Sept.  30,  1833;  d. 
Oct.  14,  1866;  daughter  of  Levi  Chick  and  Cordelia 
Allen;  m.  (second),  Orra  D.  Chick,  b.  March  12, 
1841;  d.  Dec.  30,  1873;  m.  (third),  Marilla  V.  Dixon, 
b.  Feb.  1,  1852;  daughter  of  Nathaniel  Dixon  and 
Lucy  Maxwell  of  Wales,  Me. 
Children  of  first  wife: 

(7)  Ernest  C.  Andrews,  b.  Sept.  11,  1857;  resides  Mon- 
mouth, Me.;  m..  June  5,  1889,  Harriet  M.  Pierce,  b. 
Wantoma,  Wis.,  March  3,  1862;  daughter  of  Capt. 
Harry  0.  Pierce  and  Martha  Storm  of  Monmouth, 
Me.;  resides  Monmouth,  Me. 
(8)   Harold  Pierce  Andrews,  b.  Monmouth,  Me.,  Sept. 

6,   1895. 
(8)   Helen  Elizabeth  Andrews,  b.  Dec.  18,  1897. 
(7)   Herbert    C.    Andrews,    b.    June    21,    1859;     resides 
Kingsley,  la.;   farmer;   m..  Sept.  26,  1887,  Drusilla 
Dodson,  b.  May  31,  1863;  daughter  of  George  Dod- 
son  and  Mary  Marsh. 
(8)   Mary  A.  Andrews,  b.  Sept.  10,  1892. 
(8)   Esther  A.  Andrews,  b.  Dec.  12,  1897. 
(7)   Augustus  Wilson  Andrews,  b.  Oct.  19,  1865;    resides 
Salem,   Mass. 
(6)   Leonard    C.    Andrews,    b.    Feb.   15,   1835;    m.,   Nov.    1, 
1865,  Lucinda  Walker,  b.  May  4,  1843;    d.  March  9, 


1877;    daughter  of  Rev.  Obed  Burnham  Walker  and 
Julia  Works;  farmer  at  Monmouth,  Me. 
(7)   Olive  Thompson  Andrews,   b.    March    16,    1870;    m., 
Dec.   2,    1892,   Walter  Jackson,  b.   April   26,   1867; 
son  of  John  W.  Jackson  of  Woodstock,  N.  B.,  and 
Anna  P.  Allen;   resides  No.  Livermore,  Me. 
(8)   Cyril    Walker   Jackson,    b.    Aug.    6,   1896;    resides 
No.  Livermore,  Me. 
(7)   Lottie  M.  Andrews,  b.  Aug.  13,  1873. 
(5)    Sophia  Thompson,  b.  Bath,  Me..  July  6,  1794;  d.  Amelia, 
O.,  Oct.  18,   1869;    m.,  at   Sebec,  Me.,  March   24,   1813, 
Josiah  Fairfield,  b.  Kennebunk,  Me.,  March  20,  1785; 
d.  Amelia,  0.,  July  20,  1874;  he  followed  the  sea  from 
1800  to   1812;    lived   in   Sebec,  Me.,  1813-15;    lived  in 
Amelia,  O.,  1815-69;   he  was  a  farmer  while  living  in 
Ohio;    son    of    Samuel    Fairfield   and    Sarah   Huff;    of 
the     seventh     generation.       His     Fairfield     line:    (1) 
John    Fairfield,    was   at   Charlestown,    Mass.,    in    1638; 
moved      to      Salem,      Mass.,      1639 ;      m.,      Elizabeth 

:   (2)   John  Fairfield,  b.  Salem,  Mass.,  m.  Sarah 

;    ^3)   John  Fairfield  of  Boston;  m.  Mary ; 

(4)  Capt.  John  Fairfield  of  Boston,  Mass.;  moved  to 
Kennebunkport,    Me.;     m.    Mary    Emery     (or    Hills); 

(5)  John  Fairfield,  b.  Kennebunkport,  Me.;  m.  Mary 
Burbank;  (6)  Sanmel  Fairfield,  b.  Nov.  24,  1752;  d. 
1828;  m.  Sarah  Huff,  b.  1756;  d.  1817.  (George  W. 
Fairfield,  Allston,  Mass.,  has  many  Fairfield  records.) 

(6)  Hannah  Baker  Fairfield,  b.  March  20,  1814;  d  Feb. 
22,  1893;  buried.  Eureka,  Kan.;  she  lived  Amelia,  0., 
Merom,  Ind.,  Garden  City,  Kan.,  and  Eden  ton,  O.; 
m..  Dee.  12,  1833.  Enos  Smith,  b.  near  Atlantic  City, 
N.  J. ;  d.  Oct.  22.  1883 ;  carpenter  and  a  Methodist 
exhorter;  son  of  John  Smith,  who  came  from  Holland 
or  Germany. 
(7)   Washington  Perry   Smith,   b.   Oct.   17,   1834;   resides 

Merom,  Ind.;  m.  Emma  Brown. 
(7)    Sarah  F.  Smith,  b.  May  26.  1837;  m.  Sydney  Turner. 
(7)   John  J.  Smith,  b.  Sept.  30,  1841;  m.  Lucinda  Saun- 
(7)   Henry  Clay  Smith,  b.  Sept.  30,  1841;  d.  Oct.  6,  1841. 
(7)   Rev.  Thomas  Corwin  Smith,  b.  Nov.  27,  1842;   Pres- 
byterian D.  D.  and  A.  M.;  m.  Marie  E.  McConnell; 
resides  Springville,  Utah. 
(7)    Sophia    Ann    Smith,    b.   Aug.    12,   1845;    d.    Dec    12, 
1888;    m.  William  M.  Weir. 


(7)   Hannah   Maria   Smith,  b.   July  IS,  1851;    d.   Or^t.   3, 

(7)   Mary   Maria    Smith,    b.    July    26,    1852;    d.    Sept.    2, 

(7)   Wilbur  E.  Smith,  b.  Feb.  25,  1855;  m.  Eudora  Titus; 
resides  Neosha,  Mo. 
(6)    Sarah  Huff  Fairfield,  b.  Dec.  8,  1815;  d.  Feb.  13,  1837; 
m.,  April  13,  1836,  Moses  Leeds,  b.  Clermont  County, 
O.;   no  children. 
(6)   Cyrus   Fairfield,   b.   Dec.    14,    1817;    d.   Jan.    21,    1904; 
studied  in  Amelia   (O.)   schools;   merchant;   m.,  Dec. 
15,   1850,  Mary  Pease,  b.  Amelia,  O.,  June  30,  1818; 
d.  April  21,  1891;   educated  in  Amelia   (O.)   schools; 
daughter  of  Capt  Martin  Pease  and  Deborah  Butler. 
(7)   Mary  Etta   Fairfield,  b.  Amelia,  O.,  July   11,   1858; 
resides  Muncie,   Ind.;    has  lived  Amelia,  O.,  New- 
castle, Ind.,  and   Belle  Fontaine,  O.;    educated  in 
the   schools   of  Amelia,   O.,    and   Newcastle,    Ind.; 
m.,   at   Newcastle,   Ind.,   April   24,   1878,   David   T. 
Youngman,  b.   Logansville,   O.,  May   2,  1849;    edu- 
cated in  the  schools  of  De  Graff e,  O.;    merchant; 
son  of  Richard  T.  Youngman  and  Susan  Ambrose. 
(8)   Clara  Youngman,  b.  De  Graffe,  O.,  Feb.  16,  1882; 
resides  Muncie,  Ind.;  educated  in  Muncie  (Ind.) 
public  schools.  Oldenby  Academy  and  Hamilton 
College,  Lexington,  Ky. ;  m.,  Nov.   26,  1902.  Da- 
vid Ferel  Case,  b.  Muncie,  Ind.,  April  20.  1881; 
educated  in  Muncie  public  schools;  tailor. 
(6)   Lorenzo   Dow   Fairfield,  b.  Nov.   21,   1819;    d.   Aug.   3, 
1886;      a     tinner     by     trade;      lived     Batavia,     O., 
Oquawka,  111.,  Merom,   Ind.,  and  Amelia,  O. ;  m.,  in 
Batavia,  O.,  April  15,  1845,  Tabitha  Jeffries,  b.  Belle- 
niont  County,  O.,  Aug.   12,   1823;  d.   Sept.  30,   1882; 
daughter  of  Blair  Jeffries. 
(7)   Olive  Fairfield,  b.  Feb.  22,  1846;  d.  Nov.  22,  1846. 
(7)   Barton  Warren  Stone  Fairfield,  b.  Amelia,  0.,  April 
17,  1849  ;  resides  Mayfield,  Cal. ;  gradauted  at  An- 
tioch   College,    Yellow    Springs,    O.;    lived   Merom, 
Ind.,    Yellow    Springs,    O.,    Cincinnati,    O.,    Fargo, 
N.   D.,   Chicago,  111.,  Evanston,   111.,  Dunkirk    111., 
Palo   Alto,   Cal.;    groceryman;    store   destroyed    in 
earthquake,  1906 ;  now  in  the  lumber  and  planing 
mill  business ;  has  been  through  a  North  Dakota 
cyclone  and  was  burned  out  in  the  Fargo,  N.  D., 
fire,   1893;    still   brave   and    hopeful;    m.    at   New- 


castle,    Ind.,   Sept.    5,   1877,    Clara   Florence   Bond, 
b.  Washington,  Wayne  County.  Incl.,  May  7.  1857  ; 
graduated    from    Newcastle   High    School;    daugh- 
ter of  Calvin  Bond  and  Mary  M.  Murphy. 
(8)   Edith  May  Fairfield,  b.  Fargo,  N.  D..  Sept.  6,  1883; 
educated    in   Fargo   and    Chicago   schools ;    gr,ad- 
uated  at  Duukirli    (Ind.)    High   School   and   Le- 
land    Stanford   Universitj".    Palo   Alto,    Cal. ;    m.. 
June  29,  1906,  Raymond  August  Filler,  b.  Put- 
nam,   Conn.,    Aug.    7,    1881;    graduated    Lelapd 
Stanford  University  1906  ;  mining  engineer ;  son 
of  Lucius  Henry  Fuller  and  Abby  Clara  Cundall 
of  Putnam,  Conn. 
(8)   Earl    Bond    Fairfield,    b.    Fargo,    N.    D.,    Feb.    14, 

1887;  d.  Fargo,  July  30,  1887. 
(8)   Clarence  Herbert  Fairfield,  b.  Fargo,  N.  D.,  Sept. 
30,  1890;   d.  Fargo,  N.  D.,  Nov.  22,  1891. 
(7)   Evan  Blair  Fairfield,  b.  Amelia,  O.,  May   28,   1851; 
d.  Newcastle,  Ind.,  May  29,  1893;  m.,  at  Newcastle, 
Ind.,    Dec.   23,   1877,   Nora  Woodward;    Mrs.   Nora 
(Fairfield)   Hobam,  Chesterton,  Ind. 
(8)   George    Albert    Fairfield,    b.    Newcastle,    Ind.,    Oct 
11,  ISSO;    m.,  at  Valparaiso,  Ind.,  July  17,  1901, 
Edith  Robinson. 
(9)   Donald  F.  Fairfield,  b.  1903. 
(7)   George   Washington   Fairfield,   b.    Feb.    22,    1854;    d. 

Dec.  8,  1857. 
(7)   Charles  Howard  Fairfield,  b.  July  20,  185G;  d.  April 

2,  1870;  lived  on  the  old  farm  near  Amelia,  O. 
(7)  Otho  Pearre  Fairfield,  b.  Amelia,  O.,  Oct.  25,  1863; 
resides  Alfred,  N.  Y.;  graduated  from  Union 
Christian  College,  Merom,  Ind.;  received  A.  B. 
from  University  of  Chicago,  1896 ;  professor  in 
Latin  and  English  at  Alfred  University,  Alfred, 
N.  Y.;  lived  Amelia,  O.,  1863-79;  Merom,  Ind., 
1879,  1882,  1892;  Clarinda,  la.,  1892-'95;  Chi- 
cago, 111.,  1895-'96;  Alfred,  N.  Y.,  1896-1906;  m., 
Dec.  24,  1886,  Clara  Ada  Hutson,  b.  Owensville, 
Ind.,  Aug.  8,  1867 ;  graduated  from  Union  Chris- 
tian College,  Merom,  Ind.,  1885;  daughter  of  Aus- 
tin Hutson  and  Louise  Warwick  Wasson. 
(8)   Irving  Hutson  Fairfield,  b.  Merom,  Ind.,  Seot.  16, 

(8)   Mary  Fairfield,  b.  Merom,  Ind.,  April  2,  1892. 


(8)   Clara  Louise  Fairfield,  b.  Alfred,  N.  Y.,  Nov.  28, 


(7)   Wm.  Grant.  Fairfield,  b.  Jan.  1,  1866;  resides  615  So. 

Noble  Street,  Indianapolis,  Ind.;   banker;   ni.,  Nov. 

17,   1883,  at  Newcastle,  Mary  E.   Modlin,  b.   Aug. 

28,  1866. 

(8)   Warren  Edward  Fairfield,  b.  Feb.  25,  1885;  m.,  in 

Indianapolis,  Ind.,  Feb.  22,  1906,  Nora . 

(8)   Arthur  Blair  Fairfield,  b.   Fargo,   N.   D.,  Dec.  27, 

1886;   d.  Dee.  29,  1886. 
(8)   Grace  Tabitha    Fairfield,   b.   Chicago,   111.,   Jan    6, 

(8)   Hazel  Delilah  Fairfield,  b.  Chicago,  111.,  March  6, 
(6)   Albert  Alexander  Fairfield,  b.  Feb.  12,   1822,   d.   June 
7,    1898;    carpenter;    lived   Battle   Creek,    Mich.;    m., 
Aug.   13,   1843,  Melissa  B.  White. 
(7)   Orilla   Fairfield. 
(7)   Myers  Fairfield. 
(7)   Anna  Fairfield. 
(7)   Goff  Fairfield. 
(7)   William  J.  Fairfield. 
(7)   Wheeler  Fairfield. 
(6)   Samuel  Rogers  Fairfield,  b.  Amelia,  O.,  Feb.  7,  1824; 
d.    Nov.   4,   1904;    resided   Amelia,   0.,    1824-56;    Mt. 
Pleasant,     la.,     1857-59;    Syracuse,     Mo.,     1859-60; 
Mt.    Holly,    O.,    1861-'65,    1866;    Yellow    Springs,    O.. 
1886-91;    Merom,    Ind.,    1891-1904;    carpenter    from 
1857-70.  then  a  farmer;  m.,  March  23,  1861,  Mary 
Robinson,  b.  Amelia,  O.,  Sept.  22,  1831;    since  Nov. 
4,  1904,  has  resided  at  Sullivan,  Ind.;   son  of  Charles 
Robinson  and   Sarah   Hulick,   whose  name  is   some- 
times written  Gullick. 
(7)   Charles  Robinson  Fairfield,  b.  Mt.  Holly,  0.,  Jan.  25, 
1862;     resides    Merom,    Ind.;    merchant,    su^'veyor 
and  farmer;   has  lived  Mt.  Holly,  0.,  Batavia,  O., 
Mesilla  Park,   N.   M.,   San  Diego,  Cal.;    graduated 
from  the  Union  Christian  College  at  Merom,  Ind., 
1885;    m.    (first),    Olive   McKinney;    m.    (second), 
Rilla  Buser. 
(8)   Alveda  Clara  Fairfield,  b.  Palestine,   HI.,  Aug.   7, 
1884;   resides  Shelburne*,  Ind.;   m.,  Aug.  7,  1902, 
Bruce   C.    Haskinson;    she    graduated    at   Union 
Christian  College,  Merom,   lud. 
(7)  Rev.  Oliver  Jay  Fairfield,   b.  Mt.  Holly,  0.,  March 


15,  1866;  resides  Ware,  Mass.:  attended  Antioch 
College  (O.),  1S88;  Harvard  Divinity  School, 
1892;  has  lived  Bedford,  Mass.,  Spokane,  Wash., 
Ware,  Mass.;  Unitarian  minister;  m.,  Nov.  22, 
1892,  Eulalie  Deming  Guthrie,  b.  Yellow  Springs, 
0.,  Feb.  25,  18G5;  graduated  at  Antioch  College 
(0.),  1887;  daughter  of  James  Guthrie  and  Jose- 
phine B.  Deming. 
(8)   John  Guthrie  Fairfield,  b.  Bedford,  Mass.,  Aug.  1, 

(8)   Mary    Juniata    Fairfield,     b.     Bedford,    Nov.     12, 

(8)   Priscilla    Blanche    Fairfield,    b.    Spokane,    Wash., 

April  14,  1896. 
(8)   Faith   Janet   Fairfield,  b.   Spokane,   Wash.,  March 
18,  189G. 
(7)    Sadie   Sophia  Fairfield,  b.   Batavia  Township,  Cler- 
mont County,  0.,  June  15,  1870;    resides  Sullivan, 
Ind.;    has   lived  Yellow   Springs,  O.,  Merom,   Ind., 
-Lafayette,     Ind.,     etc.;      graduated     from     Union 
Christian  College,  Merom,   Ind.,  with  B.  A.,  1893, 
and    M.    A.,    189G;    m.,    March    3,    1901,    RoUin   A. 
Plunkett",  b.  La  Motte,  111.,  Jan.  26,  1874;    gradu- 
ated   from    Union    Christian    College    with    B.    A., 
1897;    photographic   artist;    son   of  Rev.    John  M. 
Plunkett^  b.  Crawfordsville,   Ind.,  1848;    pastor  of 
the    Christian    Church,    Palestine,    111.;    m.    Anna 
Shore,    b.    Sullivan,    Ind.;    daughter    of    Isaac    M. 
Shore    and    Rebecca    Butner.      (The    Plunkett   an- 
cestry:   [1]   Lord  Plunkett  of  Ireland,  who  settled 
in   Virginia;    [2]   Jesse  Plunkett,   b.   Virginia,   m. 
Miss   Mosely ;    [3]    Robert   Plunkett,   b.    Kentucky, 
m.  Nancy  Hartly;    [4]  Robert  Plunkett,  b.  Shelby 
County,  Ky. ;  m.   Christina  Andrews ;  daughter  of 
John  Andrews  and  Nancy  McPheely.) 
(6)   Emeline    D.    Fairfield,    b.    Dec.    2,    1825;    resides    Mt. 
Holly,  O. ;  m.,  Nov.  4,   1849,   George  Darlington  Ed- 
wards, b.  July  19,  1821 ;  d.  July  21,  1876  ;  studied  in 
Decatur   schools;    harness  maker;    son   of  John  Ed- 
wards  and   Miss  Jacobs. 
(7)   Cora  Rosella  Edwards,  b.  Dec.  3,  1856;    d.  July  28, 

1879;  studied  in  Amelia  (O.)  schools. 
(7)   Cassius  M.  Edwards;   resides  Mt.  Holly,  0. 
(7)   Julius    Fairfield    Edwards,    b.    Amelia,    O.,    June    8. 
1858 ;    address,    514   Byrne   Building,   Los   Angeles, 


Cal. ;  J.  F.  Edwards  &  Co.,  general  agents  of  real 
estate  and  insurance;   attended  Batavia  (O.)   High 
School;  graduated  from  John  Grundy's  Commercial 
College,  Cincinnati,  O.,   1874;    m.,   in   Batavia,  O., 
June  29,  1874,  Ella  Moore,  b.  Batavia,  O.,  Sept.  5, 
1856;  daughter  of  Lester  G.  Moore  and  Eliza  Rust. 
(8)   Grace    Maud    Edwards,    b.    Batavia,    O.,    Aug.    6, 
1875;    resides   713    East   Twenty-seventh    Street, 
Los   Angeles,   Cal.;    educated    in    Chicago    (111.) 
public   schools;    m.,    Dec.   24,    1894,   Harry   Ells- 
worth   Needham,    b.    Newcastle,    Ind.,    May    23, 
1873;    educated    in   Newcastle   schools;    real   es- 
tate dealer. 
(9)   Earl    Harry   Needham,   b.    San    Francisco,   Cal., 
June  27,  189S. 
(8)   Clarence  Oscar  Edwards,  b.  Pulaski,  Tenn.;    edu- 
cated in  Chicago   schools;   resiaes  Los  Angeles, 
(8)   Lester  George  Edwards,  b.  Chicago,   111.,  July  21, 
1893  ;  resides  Los  Angeles,  Cal. 
(7)   Otho   Sheridan  Edwards,  b.   Clermont,  O.,  June   25, 
1868  ;  address  705  and  706  Atwood  Building,  Chi- 
cago, 111. ;  manager  of  the  Atwood  Agency  of  Mu- 
tual   Life   Insurance,    etc.;    graduated    from    Jack- 
sonville   (111.)    High    School,    1886;    has    lived    in 
Ohio,    Tennessee    and    Illinois;    m.,    July    3,    1889, 
Sara  Gilhurley,  b.  C  icago,  Oct.  22,  1868;  daughter 
of  Jesse  G.  Gilhurley  and  Jane  Phillips. 
(S)   Howard    Fairfield    Edwards,    b.    April    20,    1891; 
graduated    from    Alcott    Grammar    School,    Chi- 
(8)   Gail  Phillips  Edwards,  b.  Oct.  4,  1895. 
(8)   Liston  Myron  Edwards,  b.  June  10,  1897. 
(6)   Sophia  Olive  Fairfield,  b.  Amelia,  O.,  June  29,  1828;  d. 
Yellow    Springs,    O.,    Aug.    12,    1877;    lived    in    Ohio 
towns,  Amelia,  Eaton,  Lebanon  and  Yellow  Springs, 
in  Covington  and  Merom,  Ind.;    studied  in  Parker's 
Academy,  New  Richmond,  O. ;  m.,  at  Fairfield  Farm, 
Clermont  County,  O.,  June  13,  1851,  Rev.  Evan  Will- 
iam  Humphreys,  b.   Pentone,  Cardiganshire,   Wales, 
Jan.   11,  1816;    d.   Yellow  Springs,  0.,   Jan   8,   1884; 
studied  in  the  schools  at  Caermarthen,  Wales,  and 
Meadville    (N.    J.)    Theological    Seminary;    minister 



of    the    Christian    Churcli;     son    of    Evan    Thomas 

Davyth   Humphreys  and   Margaret   Williams. 

(7)   Margaret  Humphreys,  b.  Felicity,  O.,  Aug.  3,  1854; 

resides  2700  Thirteenth  Street,  Washington,  D.  C. ; 

studied    at    Antioch    College,    Yellow    Springs,    0., 

Granville   (O.)   Female  College  and  tlie  University 

of  Michigan;    m.,   at  Ann   Arbor,   Mich.,  July    25, 

1885,  Elmer  Ellsworth  Paine,  b.  Xenia,  O. ;  studied 

at    Antioch    College    and    Ohio    State    University; 

journalist;   editor  of  Akron   (O.)  Beacon,  1888-'96; 

now    a    member    of    the    Associated    Press    staff, 

Washington,  D.  C;   son  of  Dr.  George  Lane  Paine, 

dentist  at  Xenia,  0.,  and  Eliza  A.  Barkalow. 

(8)   George  Humphrey  Paine;   d.  at  birth,  Oct.  7,  1886. 

(8)   Roger   Warde    Paine,    b.    Springfield,    O.,    Sept.    7, 

1887;     graduated     from     Capital     High     School, 

Washington,  D.  C;  appointed  to  Annapolis,  Md., 

by  President  Roosevelt. 

(8)   Margaret  Raymond   Paine,   b.   Akron,   O.,  Aug.    6, 

1890;   attends  Washington  schools. 
(8)   Dorothy  Olive  Paine,  b.  Akron.  O..  Dec.  15,  1891; 

attends  Washington  schools. 
(8)   Janet  Eleanor  Paine,  b.  Akron,  O.,  Nov.  1,  1893; 
attends   Washington    schools. 
(7)   Florence    N.    Humphreys,    b.    Covington,    Ind.,    May 

27,  1856;    d.  Yellow  Springs,  O..  Jan.  29,  1874. 
(7)   Alfred    Evan    Humphreys,    b.    Eaton,    O..    Oct.    25, 
1860;    resides   Snyderville,   0;    studied   at  Antioch 
College,   Ohio;    farmer;    m.,    Dec.    24,   1885,   Jessie 
Elizabeth  Minnick,  b.   Clark  County,  O.,   Nov.   13, 
1864;     studied    at    Antioch    College;     daughter    of 
John  Minnick  and  Mary  Caroline  Layton. 
(8)   Mary  Sophia  Humphreys,  b.  Dec    13,  1886. 
(8)   Evan  Minnick  Humphreys,  b.  Aug.   7,  1888. 
(8)   Felix  Otho  Humphreys,  b.  Jan.  1,  1890. 
(8)   John  Rogers  Humphreys,  b.  Oct.  3,  1891. 
(7)   Otho    Fairfield    Humphreys,    b.    Eaton,    0.,    July    6, 
1864;  resides  Newark,  N.  J.;  has  lived  at  Ltbanon 
and    Yellow    Springs,    O..    Springfield,    Mass..    Mil- 
waukee,  Wis.,   Newark   and   West  Orange,    N.   J.; 
graduated,    June,    1893,    from    Episcopal    Theologi- 
cal   School,    Cambridge.    ^lass. ;    Episcopal    clergy- 
man;   m.,  Jan.  1,  1895,  Sarah  Luddington  Patton, 
b.    Milwaukee,   Wis.,    Sept.    12,    1868;    daughter   of 



James  Edward  Patton  and   Sarah  Elizabeth  Lud- 
(8)   James  Patton  Humphreys. 
(8)   Otho    F.    Humphreys,    Jr. 
(8)    Sarah    Luddington    Humphreys. 
(8)   Frances    Eliza    Humphreys. 
(8)   Margaret   Humphreys. 
(6)   Aseneth   Martin   Fairfield,    b.    Sept.    28,    1830;    resides 
Poplar    Valley     Farm,    Merom,     Ind.,     in    Clermont 
County  until   1864;    then  settled  on  a  tract  of  land 
two  miles  north  of  Merom,  Ind.,  where  a  beautiful 
farm  of  300  acres  has  been  cleared  and  developed; 
m.,  Oct.  28,  1853,  Jonathan  Bragdon,  b.  Union  Town- 
ship, near  Withamsville,  O.,  Dec.   11,  1827;   he  and 
his    wife    studied    in    the    common    schools;    son    of 
Benjamin  Bragdon  and  Rebecca  Wood;   grandson  of 
Jotham    Bragdon,    who    went    from    Maine    to    Ohio 
with  his  wife,   Sarah  Bradley.     The  following  chil- 
dren were  given  a  good  education,  and   are  settled 
near   their  parents: 
(7)   Benjamin  Rush  Bragdon,  b.  near  Amelia,  Clermont 
County,   O.,   July   13,    1854;    d.    near  Merom,    Ind., 
June  7,  1S7G. 
(7)   Emma  Bell   Bragdon,  b.  Amelia,  0.,  July  22,   1856; 
resides   Brazil,    Ind.;    studied    in   Union   Christian 
College,    Merom,   Ind.,   m.,    Sept.   28,   1881,   by  her 
cousin.  Rev.  J.  C.  Smith,  Dr.  George  William  Fin- 
ley,  b.  near  Harmony,  Ind.,  April  29,  1855;    grad- 
uated from  Union  Christian  College  and  the  Medi- 
cal  College  of   Indiana;    at  Harmony  and   Brazil, 
Ind.,    since      1880;    son   of   James   M   Finley    and 
Sai^h    Belk.     The  Finleys   came  from   Ireland   to 
Maryland;    one.  Dr.    Samuel   Finley,   was  a  presi- 
dent of  Princeton  College.     The  Finleys  removed 
to  North  Carolina  before  the  Revolutionary  War; 
from  thence  to  Ohio  and  Indiana,  about  1830. 
(8)   Dorathea  Pearl  Finley,  b.  Harmony,  Ind.,  Dec.  21, 
1883;      graduated     from     Brazil      (Ind.)      High 
School,  1904;    now  studying  in  Indiana  Univer- 
(8)   Lois  Ruby  Finley,  b.  Harmony,  Ind.,  Feb.  3,  1887; 
graduated     from     Brazil     (Ind.)     High     School, 
class  of  1906. 
(8)   Rebe  Crystal   Finley,   b.   Harmony,   Ind.,   Oct.    11, 
1891;  in  Brazil  High  School. 


(7)    Sophia  Rebecca  Bragdon,  b.  July  22,  1S58. 
(7)   Jotham  Josiah  Bragdon,  b.  Amelia,  O.,  Oct.  3,  1860; 
successful  farmer;  m.,  March  23,  1890,  Olive  Wible, 
b.   Sullivan,   Ind.,  June  6,  18G8;    only  daughter  of 
William  Wible  and  Miss   Davis. 
(8)   Charles  Rush  Bragdon,  b.  Nov.  17,  1891. 
(8)   William  Franklin  Bragdon,  b.  Sept.  2,  1893. 
(8)    Bernice  Bragdon,  b.  Jan.  23,  1895. 
(8)   Ross  Jotham  Bragdon,  b.  May  17,  1903. 
(7)   Voorhees     Vallingham     Bragdon,     b.     Amelia,     O., 
March   1,    1863;    farmer  at  Mcrom,   Ind.;    m.,  Oct. 
19,  1887.  Clara  Amy  Smith,  b.  New  Albany,  Ind., 
Sept.    17,    1865;    d.    Merom,    Ind.,    May    16,    1905; 
daughter  of  Philip  Smith  and  Julia  Cline. 
(8)  Vita  Blanch  Bragdon,  b.  Aug.  20,  1888;   graduated 
Merom    (Ind.)    schools,  and  is  now  a  student  in 
Union  Christian  College,  Merom. 
(8)   Ralph  Emerson  Bragdon,  b.  Jan.  13,  1893. 
(8)    Benjamin  Murray  Bragdon,  b.  Nov.  7,  1898. 
(8)   Hugh  Carlton  Bragdon,  b.  Sept.  1,  1902. 
(8)   Hervey  Smith  Bragdon,  b.  May  1,  1905. 
(7)   Clara  Asenath  Bragdon,  b.  near  Merom,  Ind.,  Aug. 
21,  1868. 
(6)   Otho    Pearre   Fairfield,   b.    June    25,   1835;    d.    Nov.    1, 

(6)  Melissa  Pearre  Fairfield,  b.  March  25,  1836;   d.  March 

26,  1836. 
(6)   Otho   Pearre   Fairfield,   b.    Sept.   18,   1837;    d.   Nov.    8, 
1864;    lived   Amelia,   0.,  and  in   Merom,   Ind.,   1861- 
'62;     teacher;     he    was    lieutenant    in    Company    B, 
Eighty-ninth  Ohio  Volunteers;   was  in  Libby  Prison 
from    Sept.,   1863,   to   Oct.,   1864;  .taken   from   Libby 
Prison   to  Columbia,    S.   C,   where  he   died;    he   en- 
listed  Aug.    11,    1862,   took   command    as   first   lieu- 
tenant  April    10,    1863;    captured   by    the   enemy   at 
Chickamauga,  Sept.  20,  1863. 
(5)   Elisha  Baker  Thompson,  b.  April  6,  1797;    d.  Bethel,  O., 
July  26,  1885;    In  1815  he  moved  from  Maine  to  near 
Amelia,  0.,  and  was  there  until  March,  1827,  when  he 
-  moved   to  near  Bethel,   0.;    in    1865   he  went  to   Five 

'  Mile,   Brown   County,   0.;    in   1882   he  moved  back  to 

Bethel,  O.;  buried  at  Bethel,  Clermont  County,  0.; 
farmer;  m.  (first),  March,  1816,  Mary  Douglass,  b. 
Maine,  Oct.  16,  1795;  d.  Aug.  8,  1864;  m.   (second),  au- 


tumn  of  1865,  Mrs.  Mary  Ann  (Dunham)  Thompson, 
widow  of  his  brother,  Alexander  Tliompson ;  daugh- 
ter of  Jonathan  Dunham  and  Lucy ;  no  children 

of  this  second  marriage. 
Children  of  first  wife: 

(6)  Charlotte  Welch  Thompson,  b.  Sept.  9,  1816;  d.  Dec. 
14,  1873  (57y.,  3m.,  3d.);  m.  Jan.  19,  1845,  Ezekiel 
Edwin  Turner,  b.  Dec.  17,  1817;  d.  June  2,  1889. 
This  family  lived  on  a  farm  two  and  one-half  miles 
south  of  Bethel,  0.,  on  the  Cincinnati  Pike;  this 
was  sold  to  Mr.  Poole  and  a  farm  purchased  on  the 
same  road  in  Brown  County,  three  and  one-half 
miles  east  of  Bethel,  O.,  of  213  acres,  to  whicli  forty 
acres  of  timber  land  were  added.  Mr.  Turner 
started  in  life  witliout  means,  but  by  hard  work  he 
became  well-to-do;  he  was  a  good  business  manager, 
a  good  neighbor,  and  always  ready  to  help  the  sick 
and  dying  all  that  lay  in  his  power.  Of  the  wife  no 
one  could  speak  too  highly  in  praise;  her  life  was 
regarded  as  a  well-nigh  perfect  one;  among  the  sick 
and  dying  she  was  of  the  strongest  help ;  for  seven 
days  and  nights  she  waited  on  a  sick  orphan  girl, 
who  was  an  entire  stranger  to  her,  with  the  most 
loving  care;  Mrs.  Fred  Morgan,  who  had  lived  be- 
side her  for  twenty  years,  declared  that  she  had 
never  seen  a  woman  like  her  for  helpfulness ;  she 
was  one  of  the  finest  spinners,  and  in  the  fall  be- 
fore she  died  she  spun  twenty-four  cuts  of  long- 
reeled  yarn  as  a  day's  work;  she  was  a  good  weaver. 
(7)   Mary  Adelaide  Turner,  b  July  28,  1846,  near  Bethel, 

O.;  d.  April  6,  1862  (15y.,  Sm.,  8d.). 
(7)   Melissa    Jane   Turner,    b.   on   the   Bethel,   O.,   farm, 
Oct.  24,  1848;    d.  Aug.  29,  1888    (39y.,  10m.,  4d.); 
m.,  Feb.  14,  1872,  by  Rev.  A.  J.  Lockwood,  William 
C.  McMurchy,  b.  on  the  homestead  one  and  a  half 
miles  from  Freeburg,  O.,  Jan.  21,  1846;    after  his 
marriage  he  settled  on  the  farm  two  and  one-half 
miles  west  of  Homerville,  O. ;    his  address  is  Ho- 
merville,    O. ;    son   of   John    McMurchy    and    Eliza 
Ann  Wells. 
(8)   Archie   Leland    McMurchy,   b.    Feb.    25,    1875;    re- 
sides Bethel,  O.;  studied  in  Spring  Grove  schools; 
dairyman  and   farmer ;   m.,   Dec.  31.   1902,   Edna 


(8)   Anua    Elizabeth    McMurchy,    b.    March    25,    1880; 

studied  in  the  Spring  Grove  schools. 
(8)   Florence  Isabel  McMurchy,   b.   Nov.   21,  1885;    re- 
sides Sioux  City,   la.;    unm. 
(7)   Lucy  Ann  Turner,  b.  near  Bethel.  O..  July  25,  1850; 
d.    Dec.    8,    1893    (42y.,    4m.,    13d.);    m.,    Aug.    15, 
1869,  Alonzo  Wood,  b.  Point  Pleasant,  O.,  Oct.  5, 
1848;  d.  May  30,  1893;  for  two  or  three  years  they 
lived   near  Bethel,   0.,   and  then   moved  to  Edgar 
County,  111.;   after  awhile  they  lived  again  on  the 
old  Ohio  farm  for  a  couple  of  years;    from  Sept., 
1877,    to    Oct.,    1891,    they    lived    on    a    farm    near 
Felicity,  O.,  then  moved  to  Science  Hill,  Pulaski 
County,    Ky.,    where   Mr.   Wood    d.    in   May,    1893, 
and   his   wife  the   following  December.     They   are 
buried    in    Union    Cemetery,    three   miles    east    of 
Science  Hill,  Ky. 
(8)   Frank    Clarence    Wood,    b.    May    9,    1870;    resides 
Kneeland,     111.;     farmer;     studied     in     common 
schools;    in   Sept.,  1894,  he  went  to  Milwaukee, 
Wis.,  to  work  for  the  Chicago,  Milwaukee  &  St. 
Paul   Railroad   Company;    he   then   stayed   on   a 
farm  at  Kneeland,  Wis.,  for  a  short  time,  m.ov- 
Ing  back  to  Illinois  in  1905;    m.    (first),  Jan.  30, 
1894,  Emma  E.  Ivens,  who  d.  Jan.  30,  1899,  on 
the  hour  ou  which  she  was  married;    daughter 
of   John   P.    Ivens   and    Caroline;    m.    (second), 
April  4,  1900,  Barbara  A.  Harsh,  b.  Hagerstown, 
Md.,    Aug.    4,    1876;    daughter   of   Daniel    Harsh 
and  Sarah  Hoover. 
Children  of  first  wife: 

(9)   Raymond  George  Wood,  b.  Aug.  7,  1895. 
(9)   Everett  Harding  Wood,  b.  Jan.  12,  1899. 
Children  of  second  wife: 

(9)   David  Edward  Wood,  b.  April  20,  1901. 
(9)   Clarence  Richard  Wood,  b.  June  17,  1905. 
(8)   Lottie  May  Wood,  b.  Feb.  7,  1872;    resides  Kene- 
saw,    Neb.;    m..    Aug.    15,    1894,    Francis    Brady 
McGiff;   he  was  located  on  his  father's  farm  at 
Science    Hill,    Ky.,    until    Nov.,    1898,    when    he 
moved   to   Kenesaw,   Neb.. 
(9)   Nellie  McGiff;   d.  in  her  first  year. 
(9)   Daughter   and    son. 
(8)   Walter   George  Wood,   b.    Sept.   20,    1872;    resides 
Science  Hill,  Ky. 



(8)   Carl   Erwin  Wood,  b.  Dec.  4,  1874;    in  1895  went 
to    Milwaukee,    Wis.,    ou   a   dairy   ffU-m    and   re- 
mained there  until  Sept..  1897;   then  was  a  fire- 
man on  the  Chicago,  Milwaukee  &  St.  Paul  Rail- 
road;   sent  by  the  Railroad   Company   to   Sioux 
City,    la.,    where    he    now    resides;    m.,    June    5, 
1900,  Addle  R.  Allen  of  Shell  Rock,  la. 
(9)    Son. 
(7)   Laura   Elizabeth    Turner,    b.    near   Bethel,    O.,    Dec. 
26,    1853;     studied    in    Yankeetown     and     Spring 
Grove    schools;    joined    the    Christian    Church    at 
Bethel,    O.,    when    15    years    old;    resides    Homer- 
ville,  Brown  County.  O.;    m.,  Feb.  7,  1877,  Henry 
H.  Day,  b.  Felicity,  O.,  Nov.  18,  1854;  son  of  .lesse 
Day  and  Mary  A.  Fusler;  educated  in  Benton  and 
Antioch    (O.)    schools;    an  elder   in   the  Christian 
Church;    soon  after  marriage  he  moved  to  a  farm 
three    miles    west    of    Felicity,    0.,    and    remained 
about  eighteen  months;    then  to  a  farm  two  and 
one-half    miles    west    of    Homerville,    0.;     farmer 
and  insurance  agent. 
(8)   Lillie     Maud    T.    Day,    b.    near    Homerville,    0., 
April    9,    1880;     educated    in    Homerville    High 
School;    joined   the  Christian  Church   at  fifteen 
years;    resides    2002    College   Avenue,    Indianap- 
olis, Ind.;   m.,  Jan.  7,  1900,  Charles  C.  Jones    b. 
near  Georgetown,  O.,  March  26,  1877;  carpei  ter; 
united  with  the  Christian  Church  at  seventeen 
years;    son  of  Christo^jher  Jones  and  Mary  La- 
(9)    Edna  Elizabeth  Jones,  b.  Oct.  21,  1900. 
(9)   Carl  E.  Jones,  b.  Nov.  12,  1902. 
(8)   Edna    Brett     Day,     b.     Nov.    16,     1883;     attended 
Homerville    (0.)    High  School;    united  with  the 
Christian  Church  at  twelve  years. 
(8)   Loren  Welliny:ton  Day,  b.  Jan.   21,  1885;   attended 
school  at  Pride  Hill,  O.;   united  with  the  Chris- 
tian Church  at  fourteen  years. 
(6)   Adeline    Donham    Thompson,    b.    on    the    farm    near 
Amelia,  O.,  March  19.  1818;  d.  March  9.  1896  (78y.)  ; 
m.,  March  13,  1842,  Samuel  M.  Cook,  b.  Montgomery 
County,    Md.,   March    6,   1815;    d.    June   2,    1891;    he 
went  from  Maryland  at  the  age  of  thirteen  years  to 
near   Bethel,    O.,    and    remained    there   all    his   life; 


farmer;  son  of  Amos  Cook  and  Anna .     Of  the 

wife    it   is    written:     "Her    parents    moved    to    near 
Bethel,    0.,   in   1827,   and   in  this  locality  she  spent 
the  balance  of  her  daj's;  she  united  with  the  Chris- 
tian Church  at  Bethel,  O.,  Sept.,  1832,  when  in  her 
fourteenth   year.     For   a  period   of   sixty-four  years 
she  was  one  of  the  most  faithful  members  of  that 
church.     And  her  children  also  became  active  mem- 
bers   of    it.     For    several    years    she    suffered    much 
from  sickness,  but  was  always  a  patient  Christian, 
looking  with  joyous  hope  to  her  meeting  with  her 
Savior  and  the  loved  ones  who  had  gone  before  her 
She    showed    rare   fidelity,    patience,    godliness,    and 
untiring  devotion  to  all  her  duties  in  all  her  rela- 
tions of  life." 
(7)   Perry    Thomas    Cook,    b.    April    24,    1843;     resides 
Brookville,  Ky.;  school  teacher  and  then  a  lawyer; 
m.,  April  4,  1867,   Elizabeth   M.   Frank  of  Brook- 
ville, Ky. 
(8)   Gloie  Melinda  Cook,  b.  Oct.  31,  1S69;   d.  Sept.  21, 
1905;   resided  Brookville,  Ky,;   m.,  Sept.  2,  1890, 
George    Gibson,    b.    Brookville,    Ky.,    Sept.    12, 
1865.     "He  raised   tobacco   for  awhile   and   then 
became  partner  in   a  gristmill;    of  late  he  has 
farmed  some." 
(9)   Georgia    Gibson,    b.    Oct.    26,    1901;    d.    Oct.    26, 

(9)   Carroll  Slater  Gibson,  b.  Jan.  2,  1903. 
(7)   Amos    Baker    Cook,    b.    Feb.    25,    1S45;    d.    Aug.    24, 
1S96;    m.,   March   4,    1873,   Malinda  Ulrey,  wno  d. 
April  3,  1894;   school  teacher  and  farmer. 
(8)   Lona  Blanche  Cook,  b.  April  19,  1878. 
(7)    Sarah  Jane  Cook,  b.  Feb.  24,  1847;   d.  Oct.  14,  1898; 
m.,    Oct.    13,    1889,    William    Clark    McMurchy,    b. 
near  Bethel,  O.;  wife  is  a  milliner. 
(7)   Cyrus  Fairfield  Cook,  b.  April  2,  1849;   farmer  near 
Bethel,    O.;    m.,    Feb.    27,    1876,    Lucinda    Amelia 

(8)    Inez  Bessie  Cook,  b.  Aug.  15,  1878;  school  teacher. 
(8)   Edora  May  Cook,  b.  March  1,  1883. 
(7)   Mary  Letitia  Cook,   b.   July  29,   1851;    resides   near 
Bethel,   O.;    educated    in   the   public   schools;    pre- 
pared for  a  teacher. 
(7)  Anna  Elizabeth  Cook,  b.  Oct.  2,  1853;  resides  Bethel, 


O.,  m.,  April  16,  1884,  Augustus  Eugene  McGo- 
han,  b.  near  Bethel,  O.,  May  5,  1852;  farmer,  son 
of  Andrew  Jackson  McGohan  and  Lucinda  Thomp- 
(7)  Charles  William  Cook,  b.  near  Bethel,  O.,  June  2, 
1857;  resides  Bethel,  O.;  farmer;  m.,  Dec.  16, 
1883,  Mary  Ellen  Ulrey,  b.  near  Bethel,  O.,  Sept. 
30,  1861;  daughter  of  Samuel  Ulrey  and  Glovina 
(6)   Everett  Andrews  Thompson. 

(7)   The  daughter,  Mrs.  Mary  J.   Marsh,  resides  at  Ce- 

lina,  Mercer  County,  O. 

(6)   Benjamin   Alexander   Thompson,   b.    Feb.    2,    1827;    d. 

March    3,     1891;     resided    Bethel,    0.;     farmer    and 

teacher;  unm. 

(6)   Alvah  K.  Thompson;   resides  Sanford,  Ind.     "The  only 

child  now  living." 
(6)   Otho  P.  Thompson;    d.  young. 
(6)   Alonzo  A.  Thompson;   d.  young. 

(6)   Converse    Conkling    Thompson;     b.    near    Bethel    0., 
Nov.  9,  1816;  resides  near  Bethel,  O.;   farmer;  mem- 
ber of  the  Christian  Church;  m.,  Oct.  11,  1860,  Mary 
Frances  Edwards,  b.  near  Bethel,  0.,  Dec.  28,  1840. 
(7)   George  Quincy  Thompson;   b.  near  Bethel,  O.,  Sept. 
19,  1861;  d.  July  5,  1894;  lived  at  Bethel,  O.,  until 
nearly  five  years  old,  then  went  to  Windsor,  111., 
with   his  mother;    farmer;    m.,    Oct.,    1884,   Callie 
Ellen  Beck,  b.  Milroy,  Ind.,  Nov.  9,  1865;  daughter 

of  William  Nelson  Beck  and  Mary  Ellen  . 

(8)   William  Converse  Thompson,  b.  Oct.  27.  18S5 
(8)   Thomas  Roy  Thompson,  b.  Jan.  4,  1888. 
(8)   Mary  Ruth  Thompson,  b.  July  2,  1894. 
(6)   Matthew  Gardner  Thompson,  b.  Clermont  County,  0., 
July   6,   1823;    d.    Bethel,   O.,    Oct.   9,   1893;    went  to 
Bethel,  0.,   1867;    m.,  in  Buckner   County,  O.,  April 
14,  1846,  Sarah  E.  Day;  she  resides  at  Bethel,  0. 
(7)   Percy  E.  Thompson;  d.  in  infancy. 
(7)   William    R.    Thompson,    b.    Buckner    County,    Ky., 
May  15,   1854;    address,  box   112,   Bethel,   0.;    car- 
penter and  builder;   m.,  Jan.  17,  1875,  Olive  Ulrey 
of  Bethel,   O. 
(8)   William  A.  Thompson,  b.  June  11,  1876;  barber. 
(8)   Charles  E.  Thompson,  b.  Sept.  13,  1879;  barber. 
(8)   Lucinda  Maud  Thompson,  b.  April  11,  1886. 


(7)  Baker  B.  Thompson,  b.  June  28,  1S56;  in  1891  went 
to  Newport,  Ky.;  in  the  railroad  business;  m., 
in  Brown  County,  in  1877. 

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(4)  Hannah  Thompson,  b.  Georgetown,  Me.,  April  20,  1760; 
recorded  by  the  town  clerlv  May  20,  1760;  m.  Eli  Her- 
rick  of  Greene,  Me.;  son  of  Israel  Herrick  and  Mary 
Bragg;   no  more  in  the  Herrick  genealogy;   no  children. 

^  Iff  i)t  3}c  :{: 

(4)  Mercy  Thompson,  b.  Georgetown,  Me.,  Dec.  3,  1762;  d. 
Dec.  31,  1826;  m.  Mathias  Blossom",  b.  Sept.  12,  1765;  d. 
June  1,  1804.  The  Blossom  line:  (1)  Ancestor  Thomas 
Blossom,  b.  1632/'33;  started  with  the  Pilgrims  on  the 
Speedwell  in  1620,  but  finally  came  to  Plymouth,  Mass., 
1629  ;  he  w,as  the  first  deaeou  of  the  Plymouth  Church  ;  m. 
Anna  ;  (2)  Peter  Blossom  m.  Sarah  Bodfish,  daugh- 
ter of  Robert  Bodfish;  resided  Barnstable,  Mass.;  (3)  Jo- 
seph Blossom,  b.  Dec.  10,  1673  ;  resided  Barnstable.  Mass. ; 
m.  June  17.  1696,  Mary  Pincheon.  who  d.  April  6.  1706; 
(4)  Joseph  Blossom,  b.  March  14,  1703;  resided  Barn- 
stable, Mass.;  m.,  March  30,  1727;  Temperance  Ftil- 
ler^  b.  March  7,  1702;  daughter  of  Benjamin  Fuller^  of 
Barnstable,  Mass.;  he  was  of  the  fourth  generation  and 
the  son  of  Samuel  Puller^,  who  was  baptized  Feb.  11, 
1637/'38;  d.  before  1691;  m.,  April  8,  1635,  Anna  Fuller, 
who  d.  before  1691  (she  was  a  daughter  of  Matthew  Ful- 
ler and  supposed  to  be  a  granddaughter  of  the  Samuel 
Fuller  mentioned  above);  Samuel  Fuller-  d.  Oct.  31, 
1683;  resided  Barnstable,  Mass.;  m.  Mary  Lothrop,  b. 
Sept.  14,  1614;  daughter  of  Rev.  John  Lothrop  of  Scitu- 
ate,  Mass.  Edward  Fuller'  of  the  Mayflower;  (5)  James 
Blossom,  b.  Feb.  9,  1731;  lived  Barnstable,  Mass.,  and 
Monmouth,  Me.;  m.  Bethiah  Smith.  Her  ancestry  is 
as  follows:      (1)   Thomas  Smith;    (2)   Rev.  John  Smith; 

(3)  Joseph    Smith,   b.   April   29,   1689;    m.  Anna  Fuller; 

(4)  Mathias  Smith,  b.  Barnstable,  Mass.,  July  10,  1697; 
m.,  Sept.  3,  1730,  Hannah  Fuller;  (5)  Bethiah  Smith 
(above).  Records  of  Hannah  Fuller,  who  m.  Mathias 
Smith,  named  above:  She  was  the  daughter  of  Lieut. 
John  Fuller,  b.  Oct.,  1689;  d.  July  20,  1710,  and  resided 
at  Barnstable,  Mass.;  Lieut.  John  Fuller  m.  Thankful 
Gorham,  b.  Feb.  15,  1690/'91;  she  was  the  daughter  of 
Lieut.-Col.  John  Gorham,  b.  Feb.  20,  1651/'52;   d.  Dec.  9, 


1716;     lived    Marshfield,    Mass.;     m.,    Feb.    24,    1674/75, 

Mary  Otis,  daugliter  of  John   Otis  of  England,   b.   1621, 

who  m.  Mary  Jubb.     The  above  John  Gorham  was  the 

son  of  Capt.  John  Gorham,  baptized  1620  and  m.,  1643, 

Desire    Rowland,    daughter    of    John    Rowland    of    the 

Mai/fioiccr.     The  above   Lieut.   John  Fuller   was  the  son 

of  Dr.  John  Fuller,  who.  d.  1691,  and  a  grandson  of  Capt. 

Matthew  Fuller. 

(5)   James  E.  Blossom,  b.  Monmouth,  Me.,  Feb.  15,  1788;   d. 

Jan.   29,   1858;    m.,  April   27,   1824,  Anstris  Wilcox,   b. 

Feb.  28,  1791;  d.  Aug.  10,  1883;  daughter  of  Capt.  John 


(6)   Delia  A.  Blossom,  b.  Feb.  27,  1827;  resided  Monmouth, 

Me.;   unm. 
(6)   James   G.  Blossom,   b.   Sept.   23,   1828;    resides   Water- 
town,  Mass.;   m.  Mary  A.  Adams;   daughter  of  John 
W.  Adams;  no  children. 
(5)    Ira  A.  Blossom,  b.  Dec.  24,  1798;  d.  Oct.  2,  1856;  m.  Eu- 
nice Hubbard  of  Buffalo,  N.  Y. 
(6)   Lucy  Blossom;  deceased. 
(5)    Samuel  Franklin  Blossom,  b.  Nov.  25,  1791;    d.  Dec.  15, 
1840,  at  Amherst,  N.   Y.;    m.    (first),  March   20,  1820, 
Julia  Morrill  of  Monmouth,  Me.,  b.   Sept.   2,   1796;    d. 
Dec.  20,  1828;    daughter  of  Abraham  Morrill;   m.   (sec- 
ond), June  20.  1829.  Jane  Hillman.  b.  Livermore,  Me., 
1796;  d.  Buffalo,  N.  Y.,  Feb.  6,  1877;   daughter  of  Rev. 
Samuel  Hillman. 
Children  of  first  wife: 

(6)   Maria  G.  Blossom,  b.  Nov.  19,  1820. 

(6)    Ira  Harrison  Blossom,  b.  March  11,  1822;   d.  Jan.  11, 

1855;  m.  Laura  Church. 
(6)   Two  children. 
(6)   Mary  Morrill  Blossom,  b.  Jan.  23,  1824;  d.  Brunswick, 

Me.,   July  IS,  1846. 
(6)    Sarah   Elvira   Blossom,  b.   Aug.   14,   1827;    d.   Buffalo, 
N.  Y.,  June  15,  1853. 
Children  of  second  wife: 

(6)    Samuel  Hillman  Blossom,  b.  Sept.  10,  1831;  d.  Buffalo, 
N.  Y.,  April  13,  1880;   m.,  Feb.  15,  1865,  Ellen  Phil- 
(7)   Mary    Ellen    Blossom,    b.    March    18,    1866;    resides 

Buffalo,  N.  Y. 
(7)    Samuel  F.   Blossom,  b.   May  22,   1867;    d.   April  12, 


(C)   Albert  Harrison  Blossom,  b.  Aug.  14,  1833;  m.,  Feb.  12, 
1870,  Mary  E.  McLean. 
(7)   Charlotte  Blossom,  b.  July  9,  1872;   m.    (first),  June 
13,    1891,    B.    F.    Miller;     m.     (second),    Jan.    29, 
1899,  W.  H.  Newman. 
(8)   Warren  Newman. 
(8)   Nellie  Newman,  b.  June  6,  1892. 
(6)   Julia  Ellen  Blossom,  b.   June  13,   1875;    d.   St.   Louis, 
Mo.,    Dec.    30,    1867;    m.,    April    9,    1867,    Hiram    P. 
(5)   Harrison  A.  Blossom,  b.  Jan.  17,  1794;   d.  Aug.  23,  1795. 
(5)   Sally  H.   Blossom,   b.  Monmouth,  Me.,   May  8,   1796;    d. 
March  31,  1850;  m.,  April  25,  1826,  Ira  Towle,  b.  Sept. 
15,  1794;  d.  May  2,  1881. 
(6)   Ira  Scott  Towle,  b.  April  19,  1827;    d.  Feb.   18,  1857; 

(6)   Cyrus  Edwin  Towle,  b.  Oct.  15,  1828;  m.,  Oct.  15,  1853, 
Jane  Webb. 
(7)    Ira  Edwin  Towle,  b.  July  8,  1854. 
(7)   Daniel  Webb  Towle,  b.  July  14,  1855;    married;    no 

(7)   Eugene  Towle;   d.  young. 

(7)   Helen  Medora  Towle;  m.  Robert  Stark  of  Waltham, 
(8)   Two  children. 
(7)   Walter  Scott  Towle,  b.  Oct.,  1861;   m.    (first),  Mary 

Owen;  m.   (second),  Edna ;  no  children. 

(7)   Charlotte  Towle;   d.  young. 
(6)    Susan  Towle,  b.  March  4,  1830;    d.  June  4,   1860;    m. 

John  M.  Bent. 
(6)   Helen  Medora  Towle,  b.  Monmouth,  Me.,  July  6,  1832; 
resides   Watertown,  Mass.;    m.,  Aug.   3,  1858,  Abner 
Chase   Stockin,   b.  Aug.   30,  1831;    d.  Jan.    11,   1901; 
graduated   from  Bowdoin   College,   1857;    teacher   12 
years;     educational     publisher     30     years;     son     of 
Thomas  Blossom  Stockin  and  Lydia  Ann  Chase. 
(7)   Edwin    Stockin,    b.   Monmouth,   Me.,    Jan.    22,    1862; 
resides    Watertown,    Mass.;    graduated    at    Water- 
town  High  School,  1880;   publisher  of  the  Youth's 
Companion    of    Boston,    Mass.;    m.,    Oct.    7,    1885, 
Eleanor  Stafford  Green,  b.  Boston,  Mass.,  Nov.  19, 
1861;  graduated  from  the  Watertown  High  School, 
1880;    daughter  of  John   Henry   Green  and   Helen 
M.  Stafford. 


(8)   Albert  Edwin   Stockin,  b.   April   16,    1887;    gradu- 
ated from  Watertown  High  School;    in  Harvard 
University  in  1906. 
(8)   Eleanor  Charlotte  Stockin,  b.  April  17,  1895. 
(7)   Arthur  Stockin,  b.  April  19,  1864;   d.  Jan.  29,  1901; 
illustrator;    graduated    from    Watertown    (Mass.) 
High    School.    1882;    m.,    Feb.    28,    1889,    Alice   L. 
Draper,  b.  1864;   d.  Feb.  8,  1901;   lived  South  Ber- 
wick, Me.,  Fenacook,  N.  H.,  Chelsea,  Mass.,  Water- 
town,  Mass. 
(8)   Helen  Louise  Stockin,  b.  May  31,  1892. 
(8)   Dorothy  Bowditch  Stockin,  b.  Nov.  12,  1894. 
(7)  Annie  Stockin,  b.  Aug.  25,  1864;  resides  Watertown, 
Mass;    graduated    from   Watertown   High    School, 
1883;  unm. 
(6)   David  Quimby  Towle,  b.  Oct.  26,  1833;  d.  Oct.  5,  1856; 

(6)   Charlotte   Augusta   Towle,    b.    Nov.    26,    1836;    resides 
Lewiston,  Me.;   unm. 
(5)   Winter  Green  Blossom,  b.  Jan.  21,  1799;    d.   March  10, 

1818;  unm. 
(5)   Thomas  Blossom,  b.  March  3,  1801;  m.  Charlotte  Strong; 

no  children. 
(5)    Sophia   Maria    Blossom,    b.   March    2,    1803;    d.    Jan.    12, 


Priscilla  Thompson  and  Lieut.  Hugh  Mulloy  and  their 


Priscilla  Thompson's  line:  (1)  William  Thompson  of 
Dover,  N.  H. ;  (2)  James  Thompson  of  Kittery,  ]\Ie. ;  (3) 
Benjamin  Thompson  of  New  Meadows,  Brunswick,  Me. 

(4)  Priscilla  Thompson,  b.  Georgetown,  Me.,  May  13,  1754;  d. 
New  Richmond,  0.,  April  4,  1819.  "She  was  a  woman  of 
that  force  of  character  which  was  necessary  in  those  early, 
trying  times.  Yet  she  was  possessed  of  a  gentle  spirit. 
She  was  a  noble,  self-reliant  woman  who  has  sent  the 
grand  influence  of  her  life  down  the  long  line  of  her  de- 
scendants. She  was  a  true  type  of  many  Thompson 
daughters  in  m^iny  neighborhoods  and  states." 

M.,  June  25,  1776,  Hugh  Mulloy,  b.  Albany,  N.  Y.,  Dec. 
4,  1751;  d.  New  Richmond,  0.,  July  11,  1845  (94th  y.). 
This  family  moved  to  Ohio  in  1817. 

The  epitaph  from  the  tombstone  of  Hugh  Mulloy:  "In 
memory  of  Hugh  Mulloy,  a  Lt.  in  the  Revolutionary  War; 
b.  Albany,  N.  Y.;  married  one  of  great  worth;  joined  the 
army  at  Cambridge,  1775.  He  was  personally  acquainted 
with  Washington  and  Lafayette;  was  in  the  retreat  from 
Ticonderoga;  in  both  battles  at  Saratoga;  lay  at  Valley 
Forge;  was  at  Monmouth;  and  was  thrice  wounded — once 
at  Hubbardstown  in  1780.  Among  the  bravest  he  was 
brave.  He  came  to  Ohio  in  1817  and  died  July  11,  1845 
in  the  94th  year  of  his  age." 

He  and  his  wife  were  buried  in  the  cemetery  at  Boat 
Run,  O.,  but  as  the  river  was  washing  away  the  ground 
there,  Mr.  J.  G.  Mulloy,  now  of  Fremont,  Neb.,  and  others, 
removed  the  remains  to  the  old  cemetery  between  Mt. 
Hygiene  and  New  Richmond,  O. 

O.  B.  Clason,  Esq.,  of  Gardiner,  Me.:  "Hugh  Mulloy 
was  one  of  the  pioneers  of  Litchfield,  Me.  His  ancestors 
came  from  the  north  of  Ireland  and  were  of  Scotch-Irish 
extraction.  When  a  boy  he  emigrated  to  the  then  province 
of  Maine  and  lived  in  Brunswick  and  Georgetown.     While 


Lieut.  Hugh  Mulloy.  born  December  4.  1751,  died  July  11,  1845- 


home  on  a  furlough  from  the  Continental  Army  he  married 
Priscilla  Thompson.  When  the  news  of  the  battle  of  Bun- 
ker Hill  was  received  he,  with  other  patriots  from  his  lo- 
cality, started  for  Boston.  He  at  once  enlisted  in  the 
army  at  Cambridge  as  a  private.  In  April  following  he  was 
promoted  to  Corporal;  promoted  in  the  June  following  to 
Sergeant,  and  was  commissioned  Nov.  6,  1776,  as  ensign  in 
the  Co.  of  which  George  White  was  Captain.  His  com- 
mission was  issued  at  Boston,  by  order  of  Congress,  and 
signed  by  John  Hancock,  President.  In  May,  1778,  he  was 
promoted  again  to  the  rank  of  First  Lieutenant.  He  was 
in  the  battle  of  Ticonderoga,  in  May,  1777;  was  in  the 
battle  of  Hubbardstown;  in  both  battles  of  Saratoga 
(Stillwater)  ;  and  witnessed  the  surrender  of  Burgoyne, 
Oct.  17,  1777.  He  was  in  several  skirmishes,  in  one  of 
which  he  was  wounded.  At  the  battle  of  Monmouth  he 
was  twice  wounded  severely,  and  one  of  these  wounds 
subsequently  proved  so  troublesome  as  to  incapacitate  him 
from  active  duty,  and  he  was  honorably  discharged  from 
the  service.  This  discharge  was  written  on  the  back  of 
his  commission  in  the  handwriting  of  Gen.  Washington. 
This  paper,  which  was  on  file  in  the  pension  department 
at  Washington,  was  destroyed  in  1814  by  the  British  when 
they  sacked  the  town. 

"Lt.  Mulloy  had  a  personal  acquaintance  with  Washing- 
ton and  Lafayette.  He  was  initiated  into  the  mysteries  of 
Free  Masonry  in  Washington's  tent,  and  was  secretary  of 
the  lodge  which  existed  in  the  army.  Immediately  after 
his  discharge  from  the  army,  he  moved  with  his  family 
to  Monmouth,  Maine,  and  was  among  the  first  settlers 
there.  He  held  several  positions  of  trust  in  the  Plantation, 
among  them  Plantation  Clerk.  It  was  subsequently  found 
that  the  land  he  had  settled  upon  belonged  to  Gen.  Dear- 
born; and  the  Gen.  bought  out  his  improvements,  giving 
him  a  note  of  the  following  tenor: 

'"Wales,  Me.,  June  27,  1783. 
"  'For  value  received   I   promise  to  pay  Hugh  Mulloy  the 
sum  of  fifty  Spanish  Milled  dollars  by  the  15th  day  of  Oct., 
1784,  with  interest  until  paid.   (Signed)    Henry  Dearborn.' 

"Upon  selling  out  his  interest  in  Monmouth,  Me.,  Hugh 
Mulloy  settled  in  Litchfield,  Me.,  upon  land  now  owned  by 
Warren  R.  Buker,  by  the  side  of  Pleasant  Pond,  where  he 
made  his  home  for  more  than  thirty  years.  He  was  fre- 
quently moderator  of  the  town  meetings,  and  also  a  mem- 


ber  of  the  school  board,  and  took  a  lively  interest  in  edu- 
cation. In  1817  Mr.  Mulloy  moved  to  near  Williamsburg, 
Clermont  Co.,  Ohio,  where  he  ever  after  made  his  home. 
At  the  time  of  his  death  he  was  the  last  commissioned  offi- 
cer of  the  regular  Continental  army,  and  as  such  his  por- 
trait was  painted  by  Frankenstein,  the  celebrated  artist. 
The  Legislature  of.  Ohio  made  an  appropriation  for  this 

"Old  Masons  say  that  it  is  handed  down  by  tradition  that 
the  Masons  in  Gardiner,  Me.,  early  in  the  present  century, 
used  to  go  by  boat  or  canoes,  out  to  Mr.  Mulloy's  home,  by 
the  side  of  the  beautiful  Cobbosseecontee  Pond,  and  meet 
in  Masonic  brotherhood,  and  that  he  frequently  met  them 
in  Gardiner.  They  had  no  lodge  there  then,  or  until  the 
last  of  Hugh  Mulloy's  living  there,  but  kept  up  occasional 
meetings  for  the  work  of  the  order." 

Mr.  A.  E.  Parker  writes:  "Hugh  Mulloy,  the  dear  old 
man,  how  well  I  remember  him  as  he  came  down  from 
Williamsburgh  in  his  little  Dearborn  wagon,  to  see  my 
mother.  His  hair  was  white  and  his  step  was  feeble.  But 
he  would  enthusiastically  tell  of  all  the  hardships  of  his 
service  in  the  Revolutionary  days." 

Parker  Donaldson:  "Hugh  Mulloy  was  a  stern-spirited, 
brave  man." 

if  *  *  *  * 

The  following  list  of  the  children  of  Priscilla  Thompson 
and  Hugh  Mulloy  was  taken  from  the  Litchfield,  Me.,  town 
records  and  from  the  old  family  Bible  in  the  possession  of 
his  grandson,  Moreton  Mulloy,  son  of  Thomas  Mulloy. 
*  *  *  *  * 

(5)  David  Mulloy,  b.  Litchfield,  Me.,  Oct.  15,  1779;  he  lived  in 
Litchfield  until  1817,  when  he  moved  to  Ohio;  shortly 
after  this  he  moved  to  Oregon,  where  all  trace  was  lost 
of  him;  m.,  March  3,  1803,  Mary  Stevens,  b.  March  8, 
1780;  d.  Gardiner,  Me.,  Nov.,  1879,  almost  one  hundred 
years  old;  she  and  her  daughters  remained  in  Maine 
when  the  husband  went  to  Ohio.  She  is  said  to  have  m. 
(second),  in  Litchfield,  Me.,  Dec.  28,  1828,  Robert  Edge- 
combe; m.  by  John  Smith,  justice  of  the  peace. 
(G)   John  Mulloy,  b,  Litchfield,  Me.,  Dec.  3,  1803;  d.  March  3, 

(6)   Jonathan  T.  Mulloy,  b.  Litchfield,  Me.,  April  15,   1804; 
he  went  to  Ohio  with  his  father. 


(6)  Mary  L.  Mulloy,  b.  Litchfield;  d.  Caribou,  Me.,  about 
1896,  aged  86  years;  she  m.  (first),  Hiraiu  Anderson; 
m.    (second),  Blisha  Burgess. 

(6)  Lucinda  Mulloy,  b.  Litchfield,  Me.,  June  15,  1809;  d. 
July  24,  1857;  m.  Elijah  Closson  and  lived  Richmond, 
Me.  Another  account  says:  "M.,  Jan.  18,  1831,  Heze- 
kiah  Richardson.  Her  daughter,  Mrs.  Charles  Ben- 
net',  resided  in  Augusta,  Me." 

(5)   The  second  child  of  Priscilla  Thompson  and  Hugh  Mulloy, 
Abigail  Mulloy,  b.  Litchfield,  Me.,  Friday,  July  31,  1781; 
m.    (first),  Feb.  3,  1805,  David  Colson  and  resided  Bath, 
Me.;    m.    (second),   Jeremiah   Norton  and   lived    several 
years  in  Wales,  Me. 
(6)   James  Colson,  b.  1812;   he  was  an  old  and  honored  citi- 
zen  of   Gardiner,   Me.,   for   many  years;    he  was    lieu- 
tenant in  Company  C,  Third  Maine  Regiment,  in  the 
Civil  War. 
(7)   James   M.  Colson;    a  brave  soldier  in  the  Civil  War; 

killed  in  a  railroad  accident  after  the  war. 
(7)   John  Colson;   crippled  by  an  accident. 
(7)   Margaret  Colson;  resided  in  Massachusetts. 
*  *  *  *  * 

(5)   John  Mulloy,  b.  Litchfield,  Me.,  Monday,  Aug.  27,  17S3;   d. 
June  1,  1802. 


(5)  Catherine  Mulloy,  b.  Litchfield,  Me.,  Jan.  11,  1786;  d. 
Edina,  Mo.,  when  nearly  ninety  years  of  age.  Hon.  Hugh 
Mulloy  Herrick  of  Patterson,  N.  J.,  writes:  "She  was  a 
woman  of  strong  mentality,  and  she  and  hers  were 
well  and  favorably  known  in  the  communities  where  she 
lived."  Eben  A.  Parker  says,  "The  last  time  she  came  to 
visit  us  she  was  nearly  eighty-eight  years  old,  but  still 
wide-awake  and  active.  In  1850,  when  she  was  64  years 
of  age,  she  taught  school  with  the  zeal  which  had  char- 
acterized her  work  along  those  lines  in  her  younger 
days."  Catherine  Mulloy  m.  (first),  Oct.,  1807,  Samuel 
Herrick,  b.  Greene,  Me.,  Dec.  11,  1784;  d.  July  4,  1822. 
He  d.  of  yellow  fever  on  a  New  Orleans  steamer  bound 
up  the  river;  this  family  moved  from  Maine  to  Ohio 
in  1813.  M.  (second),  William  O.  Bowler;  she  lived  in 
Indiana  for  awhile  and  then  settled  in  Edina,  Mo.; 


there  are  said  to  have  been  eight  children  of  her  mar- 
riage with  Samuel  Herrick. 
(6)   Hannah  Thompson  Herrick;   m.,  Feb.  18,  1836,  William 
E.  Davis  of  Clarksburg,  Ind.;   she  lived  at  Edina,  Mo., 
for  some  time.     Her  mother  wrote  in  1850,  "She  has 
three  little  boys."     The  mother  states,  "At  the  time  of 
her    death    she    left    three    sous:    George    W.,    Francis 
Marion   and  Andrew   Jackson." 
(7)   Arthur  Davis. 
(7)   Jesse  Davis,  b.  Nov.  14,  1836. 

(7)   Andrew  J.  Davis;   in  the  Civil  War  in  the  Ninth  Iowa 

Regiment;   his  wife  d.  at  Christmas,  1870,  her  babe 

dying  at  the  same  time,  and  left  the  husband  with  a 

little  daughter  of  four  years. 

(7)   George  W.  Davis,  a  faithful  soldier  in  the  Civil  War; 

d.  in  the  hospital  at  Quincy,  HI.,  1864. 
.^7)   Francis    Marion    Davis.     "He    was    wounded    by    the 
bursting  of  a  musket  in  the  hands  of  another  soldier; 
after  great  suffering  for  a  long  time,  he  regained  his 
health   in  a  measure." 
(6)  Matilda  Herrick. 

(6)   Catherine  Herrick;    d.    1834;    m.,   1832,   Stephen  Parker 
of  Indiana. 
(7)   Mary  Parker.     "She  was  a  lone  one.     Her  mother  died 
before  she  could  well  remember,  and  her  father  did 
not  long  survive.     She  was  mostly  raised  by  her  un- 
cle, William  Parker.     She  m.  Mr.  McCall,  and  lived 
at  New  Hope,  Ohio." 
(6)   Eli  Herrick.     "Killed  in  a  negro  insurrection." 
(6)   Mary  Herrick 
(6)   Martha  Herrick. 
(6)    Sophia  Herrick. 
Children  of  second  husband. 

(6)    Samuel  Bowler;  a  brave  soldier  in  the  Civil  War. 
(6)   Martha    E.    Bowler;    m.    Mr.    Hoback.     "She    left    three 
children  when  she  died."     In  1850  she  was  a   second 
time  married. 

(A  long  search  was  made  for  the  full  records  of  the 
children  and  descendants  of  this  noble  Catherine  Mul- 
loy  (Herrick)  Bowler;  but  it  was  nearly  in  vain;  but 
her  niece,  Mrs.  Abbie  C.  Hitch  of  Catawba,  Ky.,  kindly 
loaned  the  letters  which  were  written  to  her  and  her 
mother  when  Catherine  Mulloy  Bowler  was  an  aged 
woman;   these  letters  are  herewith  printed,  as  giving 


glimpses  of  her  familJ^  and  as  showing  forth  her 
sturdy  strength  and  trust  in  the  midst  of  many  sor- 
rows and  in  the  stress  of  the  Civil  War,  in  which  so 
many  of  her  loved  ones  were  taking  part.) 

"Edina,  Mo.  Mch  18,  1850. 
"(To  Mrs.  Martha    [Mulloy]    Sherwin,  Catawba,  Ky:) 

"Dear  and  much  loved  sister.  I  owe  you  an  apology 
for  my  delay  in  writing — I  know  not  whence  this  de- 
lay. It  is  always  a  source  of  satisfaction  to  hear  from 
you  by  your  own  hand.  In  the  first  place  I  will  say 
that  I  am  in  the  possession  of  a  reasonable  state  of 
health,  and  also  the  rest  of  our  family,  except  Pris- 
cilla.  She  was  taken  with  a  bad  cold,  or  influenza, 
the  first  of  the  winter,  and  her  lungs  appear  to  be 
much  disordered,  though  she  is  able  to  be  up  and  over- 
see her  domestic  concerns.  I  feel  concerned  for  her 

"I  am  now  teaching  a  small  school  eight  miles  from 
my  home,  among  our  old  neighbors.  Four  weeks  are 
now  expired.  If  I  continue  through  the  quarter  I 
think  I  shall  go  home  and  not  be  persuaded  to  leave 
again.  Samuel  and  Raphael  are  working  in  partner- 
ship. They  have  rented  Mr.  Boone's  farm  this  year — 
his  sons  being  in  California.  One  will  follow  the  prairie 
breaking,  and  the  other  will  tend  the  crop,  as  they  did 
last  year.  They  have  now  paid  up  for  their  team.  If 
they  are  blest  with  health,  I  hope  they  will  do  tolera- 
bly well  during  the  ensuing  year. 

"I  hope  that  when  I  hear  from  you  again  that  your 
son  will  have  returned  to  the  loving  arms  of  his  be- 
loved parents  and  friends  with  an  ample  reward  for 
his  toil. 

"O,  sister,  how  rejoiced  we  should  be  to  have  a  visit 
from  you  when  he  returns.  If  fortune  favors,  do  try 
to  come.  It  is  not  so  much  to  travel,  as  to  contem- 
plate the  journey  beforehand. 

"It  is  now  some  time  since  I  commenced  this  letter. 
Priscilla  is  much  better  than  she  was.  The  rest  of 
the  family  are  all  well.  I  have  had  my  health  better 
this  winter  than  I  have  had  for  a  long  time.  I  have 
been  able  to  attend  to  my  school  every  day  since  I 
commenced.  We  have  had  a  very  pleasant  winter, 
with  very  little  snow.  If  it  continues  as  it  is  now 
people  will  be  plowing  the  coming  week. 


"I  know  that  you  will  write  to  me  as  soon  as  you  re- 
ceive this.  Let  me  know  how  you  all  do.  I  believe 
that  I  wrote  to  you  since  I  received  a  letter  from  Mr. 
Hoback.  If  I  have,  I  wrote  the  particilbirs.  I  will 
state  that  he  is  married,  and  I  have  not  heard  from 
him  since.  His  wife  is  of  a  respectable  family,  but  I 
am  not  personally  acquainted  with  her.  He  wrote 
that  the  children  were  all  doing  well.  I  think  that  I 
shall  soon  write  to  him.  He  stated  that  he  was  in 
better  circumstances  than  he  had  ever  been.  He  plans 
to  move  to  the  north  part  of  the  State  the  coming 
fall,  where  his  mother  and  brothers  are  gone. 

"Wm.  L.  Davis  and  family  are  all  well  and  send 
their  best  respects  to  you  and  yours.  The  three  lit- 
tle boys  are  doing  well.  They  have  been  at  school  all 
winter.  They  are  writing  very  well.  They  are  read- 
ing in  the  Fourth  Reader  and  the  U.  S.  History,  and 
have  commenced  in  arithmetic. 

"Priscilla's  daughter  is  now  grown.  Though  small, 
she  is  a  fine  promising  girl  and  a  great  comfort  to  her 
mother,  though  she  is  not  very  healthy. 

"I  regret  not  seeing  your  family  when  I  was  in  Ohio. 
And  when  you  write  give  me  the  particulars  from  James 
and  likewise  from  all  the  rest.  I  hear  that  the  men 
who  were  in  California  have  gone  to  Oregon  the  past 
winter.  I  have  delayed  writing  so  long  that  it  seems 
as  if  I  cannot  write  at  all  as  I  wish  to,  nor  half  what  I 
could  say  if  I  could  see  you. 

"Raphael  and  Samuel  will  commence  the  prairie 
breaking  tomorrow.  The  health  of  the  country  is 
good,  except  some  cases  of  whooping  cough,  and  that 
is  more  favorable  than  common. 

"Please  accept  and  excuse  my  poor  letter,  for  on  re- 
viewing it  I  perceive  that  it  is  altogether  disjointed,  and 
my  mind  is  in  accordance  with  it.  Remember  me  to 
all  our  dear  relatives  and  accept  my  warmest  love 
and  best  wishes  for  you  and  yours. 

"C.  Bowler. 

"P.  S.  I  have  never  heard  from  Nancy  J.  Parker, 
except  what  brother  wrote.  If  you  have  heard  any- 
thing since  then  please  inform  me." 


To  her  niece,  Mrs.  Abigail  C.  Hitch: 

"Ediiia,  Mo.,  May  19,  1S62. 
"My  Dear  Friends  and  Relatives  in  Ky. : 

"I  received  your  letter  on  March  5th  and  am  glad 
to  hear  that  you  are  all  well  and  are  measureably  se- 
cluded from  the  troubles  that  we  have  in  this  State. 
Since  I  wrote  to  you  before  another  of  my  grandsons 
is  gone  to  try  the  realities  of  another  world.  He  was 
accidentally  shot  at  Pittsburgh  Landing  but  a  short 
time  before  the  battle.  Samuel  W.  Joliffe,  his  father 
and  older  brother,  were  with  him.  Perhaps  he  was 
taken  from  the  evil  to  come.  He  was  a  promising 
youth,  dearly  beloved  by  all  his  family  and  by  all  his 
acquaintances.  I  feel  the  blow  repeated.  But  my 
trust  is  in  God  that  ere  long  I  shall  meet  them  all 
again  where  troubles  never  come. 

"I  received  a  letter  from  my  son  last  Saturday. 
He  was  well  and  was  still  at  Hanibal.  I  don't  know  how 
long  he  will  remain  there,  or  when  he  will  be  home. 
I  have  not  seen  him  since  Feb.  I  am  now  home  again 
on  your  own  little  place  in  the  country  with  Mr.  Foss 
and  Martha  Jane.  They  are  still  planting  liere.  The 
weather  has  been  very  dry  for  a  long  time.  May  20. 
No  rain  yet. 

"Catherine  and  the  children  were  here  yesterday, 
and  all  well.  She  brought  a  letter  she  had  just  re- 
ceived from  her  father.  He  and  William  were  in  the 
battle.  They  lost  everything  they  had  and  have  never 
drawn  a  cent  of  pay  since  they  have  been  there. 
They  have  not  a  cent  to  buy  anything  with.  He  wrote 
to  her  to  send  some  paper  and  stamps.  Their  letters 
have  been  written  with  a  pencil  on  the  leaf  of  an  old 
book.  The  letters  are  sent  by  the  Adjutant  to  Cairo. 
They  are  mailed  there,  a  soldier's  letter,  and  we  pay 
at  Edina  post  office.  Many  others  come  that  way. 
They  are  in  the  vicinity  of  Corinth,  Teun.,  and  every 
day  expecting  a  battle. 

"I  have  not  heard  from  my  grandson  Herrick  Ho- 
back  since  he  was  wounded  in  the  battle.  I  am  look- 
ing every  day  for  a  letter  from  his  sister,  in  hope  to 
get  news.  There  are  now  upwards  of  200  militia  sta- 
tioned in  Edina.  We  have  no  courts  here  since  the 
War  commenced.  The  soldiers  are  quartered  in  the 
Court  House.  It  is  fortified,  and  a  large  flag  floats 
from   the  cupola.     The  jail   is  used   for  the  prisoners 


and  is  never  empty.  There  are  scouts  constantly- 
scouring  the  country  and  bringing  in  more  or  less 
prisoners.  How  long  this  bloody  strife  will  last  God 
only  knows.  It  has  been  viewed  in  the  distance  for 
nearly  fifty  years,  but  I  have  always  hoped  that  I 
should  never  live  to  see  the  time  when  it  would  occur. 
Nor  do  I  grieve  for  my  three  daughters  who  died  be- 
fore their  sons  fell  in  this  dreadful  war.  If  it  is  my 
son's  lot  to  end  his  life  there  I  feel  as  if  I  could  not 
long  survive  him. 

"My  granddaughters  all  wish  to  be  kindly  remem- 
bered to  you  and  all.  Tell  Susanna  that  this  is  for 
her  as  well  as  for  you.  If  she  will  write  to  me  and  her 
husband  we  will  respond.  Tell  her  that  I  cannot  write 
to  her  individually,  for  I  do  not  know  her  name. 
Give  my  kind  respects  to  3''0ur  father,  sister  and  family, 
and  accept  the  same  for  yourself  and  husband.  Please 
both  write  soon.  Writing,  reading,  and  receiving  let- 
ters, helps  to  buoy  me  up. 

"I   remain   your   Affectionate   Aunt, 

"C.  M.  H.  Bowler." 

«  «  «  ilc  j: 

To  her  niece,  Mrs.  Abby  C.  Hitch: 

"Flora,  Ills.,  Sept.  30,  1864. 
"Dear  Niece: 

"I  received  a  letter  from  my  granddaughter,  Cather- 
ine E.  Munns,  informing  me  that  you  had  written  to 
her  and  that  she  intended  answering  it  the  coming 
day.  So  I  am  in  hopes  that  you  have  heard  from  her 
before  this  time.  And  now  that  our  correspondence 
is  renewed  I  hope  it  will  be  continued.  I  hardly  know 
why  it  was  broken  off  so  long.  I  was  exceedingly 
glad  to  hear  from  you  again.  But  she  stated  no 
particulars.  When  you  receive  this  you  will  re- 
spond and  let  me  know  about  the  welfare  of  your- 
self and  family.  I  am  in  the  usual  health,  though  old 
and  infirm.  I  have  no  right  to  complain.  I  am  as 
comfortable  as  can  be  expected  at  my  age.  I  feel 
thankful  that  I  am  able  to  read  and  write,  so  as  to 
correspond  with  my  friends. 

"My  son,  my  only  living  child,  has  been  in  the  army 
ever  since  the  commencement  of  the  War.  Last  Feb. 
he  reenlisted  for  three  years  more.  He  nas  lately  been 
home  on  a  furlough.     When  he  returned  I  came  with 


him  to  St.  Louis  where  he  put  me  on  the  cars  that  I 
might  come  to  some  of  our  friends  in  Ills.  I  plan  to 
stay  there  until  he  returns,  if  it  please  God  that  he 
does  return. 

"Your  cousin  Hannah  Davis  left  three  sons,  George 
W.,  Francis  il..  and  Andrew  J.  They  are  all  in  the 
War  from  the  first.  George  died  in  the  hospital  at 
Quincy,  Ills.  Marion  was  wounded  by  the  bursting 
of  a  musket  in  the  hands  of  another  soldier.  After 
extreme  suffering  for  a  long  time  he  recovered,  but  is 
nearly  ruined  for  life.  Andrew  is  in  the  Iowa  Cav- 
alry, Company  M.,  at  McDougall's  Bluff,  Arkansas. 
They  are  in  Steele's  Division  of  the  Cavalry  that  my 
son  is  in.  His  address  is  the  3d  Mo.  Cavalry,  Co.  E., 
Little  Rock,  Arkansas.  These  two  forts  are  GO  miles 

"I  hope  before  this  time  you  have  got  Catherine 
Munn's  letter  which  will  inform  you  all  about  her 
mother's  family  and  her  own.  Your  cousin  Catherine 
Parker  left  one  child,  Nancy  J.  Both  parents  died 
when  she  was  young.  She  was  left  to  the  care  of  her 
Uncle  Wm.  Parker  after  her  grandpartnes  died,  where 
she  lived  until  she  was  married.  Her  address  is  Mrs. 
Nancy  J.  McCall,  New  Hope,  Ohio.  Please  write  to 
her  and  form  an  acquaintance  with  her,  for  which  I 
know  that  she  would  be  very  grateful.  I  believe  that 
.she  has  two  half  brothers  in  the  army,  but  she  is  a 
lone  one  on  her  mother's  side. 

"Martha  E.  Hoback  left  three  children:  Herrick, 
Catherine  D.  and  Nancy  Priscilla.  Herrick  was  killed 
ut  Pittsburgh  Landing,  as  you  have  been  informed. 
Kate  was  married  to  Frederic  Martin,  who  is  also  in 
the  Army.  They  live  in  Cassville,  Howard  Co.,  Iowa. 
Nancy  is  not  married.  Her  father  (Mr.  Hoback)  was 
a  Methodist  preacher  for  several  years  previous  to  the 
War.  But  his  patriotism  for  his  country  was  so  great 
that  he  went  out  Capt.  of  a  Co.  in  1861.  But  his  health 
did  not  permit  him  to  continue.  He  resigned  after 
getting  his  health  mended  up  a  little.  He  com- 
menced preaching  again.  He  writes  to  me  that  the 
state  of  his  health  demands  him  to  locate  and  he 
thinks  of  coming  to  the  West  to  settle. 

"Now,  dear  Abby,  please  write  to  me  a  good  long 
letter.     Tell    me    of    all    your    friends,    your    dear    old 


father,  your  sister  Susan,  your  friends  in  California, 
and  about  your  husband  and  children  in  particular. 
Give  me  your  sister's  address,  f(jr  you  and  she  were 
made  up  in  the  bundle  with  the  other  dear  ones  that 
I  wish  to  hear  from.     Adieu. 

"Yours  Truly,       Catherine  Bowler," 

To  her  niece,  Mrs.  Abby  C.  Hitch: 

"Edina,  Mo.,  Apr.  S,  1870. 
"My  Dear  Niece: 

"I  take  up  the  pen  once  more  to  inform  you  that  I 
am  still  living  and  that  I  am  in  as  good  health  as  is 
commonly  allotted  to  old  age.  I  am  feeble.  My  sight 
and  hearing  both  fail.  But  still  I  can  walk  about  the 
house,  and  truly  thank  God  that  I  am  no  worse.  I  am 
subject  to  spells  of  sickness.  But  now  is  my  time  of 
best  health.  In  looking  over  some  old  letters  that  I 
had  preserved,  I  found  your  photograph.  It  brought 
past  recollections,  both  of  you  and  of  your  beloved 
mother,  so  to  my  mind  that  I  resolved  to  write  to  you. 
But  I  can  see  these  lines  but  very  faintly,  and  per- 
haps you  Vv'ill  not  understand  what  I  am  trying  to 

"Two  years  before  the  War  ended  I  was  in  Ills,  with 
my  step-grandchildren.  Samuel  came  to  me  there. 
Then  we  staid  two  years  longer  and  came  back  to 
Mo.  two  years  ago  last  month.  We  came  to  David 
Munn's.  You  know  she  is  your  cousin,  Catherine 
Joliffe,  that  was.     This  has  been  my  home  ever  since. 

"I  am  comfortably  provided  for,  but  live  very  re- 
tired. They  take  me  twice  a  year  to  see  Martha. 
They  live  ten  miles  fi'om  here.  She  is  Catherine's 
married  sister,  and  her  youngest  sister  is  now  eighteen 
years  of  age.  Jane  had  two  sons  and  two  daughters. 
Catherine  has  four  children  living,  two  daughters  and 
two  sons.  She  lost  two  children.  Her  sister  Matilda 
lives  with  her  and  her  youngest  brother,  Thomas  Ben- 
ton, is  now  15  years  old. 

"I  have  not  heard  from  your  Aunt  Parker  for  a  long 
time.  But  I  am  looking  for  a  letter  from  her.  Dear 
Abby,  please  write  to  me.  I  long  to  hear  from  you 
all.  Your  respected  old  mother,  sisters  and  brothers. 
I  think  Dr.  Carr  came  back  from  California  and  set- 
tled in  Iowa.     I  am  glad  to  hear  that  Nancy  has  come 


back  to  the  States.  I  always  thought  I  should  be  un- 
happy out  where  she  has  been.  Tell  me  all  about 
Susanna  and  her  family.  Give  my  love  to  her  and 
give  me  her  address. 

"Tell  about  your  brothers.  Do  not  fail  to  write,  for 
I  am  old  and  lonely.  It  comforts  me  to  hear  from  my 
dear  distant  friends.  Catherine  and  Matilda  join  with 
me  in  love  to  all.     Farewell. 

"Your  Aunt,     C.  H.  Bowler." 

To  her  niece,  Mrs.  Abby  C.  Hitch: 

"Edina,  Mo.,   Apr.    14,   1S71. 
"Dear  Niece  Abby  Hitch: 

"I  have  been  in  poor  health  for  a  month  past 
though  not  confined  to  my  bed.  But  my  great  age  for- 
bids my  being  long  on  this  earth.  My  earnest  prayer 
is  to  be  ready  when  God  calls  for  me.  I  was  84  last 
January.  The  family  is  as  well  as  usual.  Martha 
Jane  was  here  last  Saturday  and  she  and  her  family 
are  well. 

"Your  cousin,  Andy  Davis,  who  lives  at  Gosport, 
Ind.,  lost  his  wife  last  Christmas.  He  thinks  of  com- 
ing back  to  this  place  in  the  .summer.  His  brother  is 
in  Kansas.  They  are  all  that  is  left  of  ^our  cousin 
Hannah's   family. 

"Mch  12  I  got  a  letter  from  your  Aunt  Parker.  Her 
health  is  reasonable  for  one  of  her  age.  She  keeps 
house,  with  hired  help.  She  is  able  to  drive  out  in 
her  little  carriage,  or  walk  to  the  Academy.  She  said 
she  had  her  garden  ploughed  to  plant  peas  and  early 
potatoes.  I  have  no  doubt  that  she  will  be  working 
in  her  garden  all  the  spring.  Her  letters  are  very 
satisfactory.  Catherine  has  four  children.  Her  oldest, 
Ella  is  in  her  14th  year.  Robert  the  youngest  is  20 
months  old. 

"Martha  has  four  children.  Samuel  is  here  with  me. 
His  health  is  not  very  good.  He  has  been  afflicted 
with  neuralgia  for  several  years.  He  suffers  much  at 
times,  but  is  not  often  laid  by  altogether,  and  works 
very  hard.  He  sends  his  love  to  you  all,  especially  to 
William,  if  he  is  with  you.  You  said  you  expected 
him  but  of  his  return  we  have  never  heard.  Your 
Aunt  wrote  that  Nancy  was  still  in  Iowa.  Your 
cousin,   Nancy  Jane  McCall,   that  lives  at  New  Hope, 


Ohio,  is  of  my  daughter  Catherine  Parker.  She  wrote 
to  me  a  year  ago  that  she  was  in  bad  health,  and  did 
not  expect  to  be  better.  Tell  Martha  to  write  to  Ma- 
tilda Joliffe.  She  still  lives  with  Catherine.  Sarah 
lives  with  Martha  J.  Fox 

"My  granddaughters  are  busy  planting  the  garden. 
"Your  loving  Aunt,       Catherine  Bowler." 

«  4:  *  *  4: 

(5)   James    MuUoy,    b.    Litchfield,    Me.,    Thursday.    March    13, 

17S8,  and  probably  died  young,  as  no  ftirther  mention  is 



(5)  Hannah  Mulloy,  b.  Litchfield.  Me.,  Saturday,  July  3,  1790; 
d.  New  York,  Nov.,  1S39:  m..  intention  dated  April  22, 
ISIO,  to  Hon.  Ebenezer  Herrick,  b.  Lewiston,  Me.,  Oct. 
10,  17S.5;  d.  Lewiston,  Me.,  May  7,  1S39;  he  was  the  son 
of  John  Herrick,  a  leading  citizen  of  Lewiston,  Me.,  and 
his  mother's  maiden  name  was  GriflBn:  he  was  a  brother 
of  Oliver  Herrick,  who  m.  Lydia  Thompson,  daughter  of 
Ezekiel  Thompson,  and  he  was  a  grandson  of  Maj.  Israel 
Herrick.  The  Herrick  line  of  Hon.  Ebenezer  Herrick: 
(1)  Henry  Herrick  of  Leicestershire,  England,  who  came 
to  America,  1653,  and  settled  on  a  large  tract  of  land  at 
Beverly,  Mass..  and  his  descendants  settled  near  him, 
and  from  this  line  came  all  the  Herricks  in  America;  the 
fifth  son  of  Sir  William  Herrick  was  (2)  Henry  Herrick; 
(3)  Israel  Herrick.  grandson  of  this  Henry  Herrick,  en- 
tered the  British  Colonial  Army  in  1745  as  a  lieutenant, 
and  commanded  a  Beverly.  Mass.,  company  at  the  battle 
of  the  Plains  of  Abraham,  when  General  Wolfe  fell  in 
victory;  he  also  fought  in  a  campaign  against  the 
PYench  and  Indians;  resigned  from  the  army  as  major, 
1765;  his  military  experience  was  valuable  to  him  in  or- 
ganizing the  colonial  troops  previous  to  the  battle  of 
Bunker  Hill,  and  he  fought  in  that  famous  battle;  when 
the  army  left  Cambridge  his  age  and  disabilities  com- 
pelled him  to  resign;  he  afterwards  moved  with  his 
sons  to  Lewiston,  Me.,  where  he  settled;  nis  son  Eli  m. 
Hannah  Thompson,  daughter  of  Benjamin  Thompson 
of  Bath,  Me.,  Sept.  5,  1759;  d.  1844;  no  children;  Hon. 
Ebenezer  Herrick  was  a  member  of  Congress  from  Maine 
for  several  terms;  he  was  a  lawyer,  but  he  did  not  fol- 
low his  profession;  for  a  time  he  was  professor  of  logic 
and   rhetoric   in   Eowdoin   College,    Brunswick,    Me.;    he 


was    a    member    of    the    convention    at    Portland,    1S19, 
•which  framed  the  constitution  of  Maine  in  1S21;   repre- 
sentative to  Congress  for  six  years,  1821-27;   state  sen- 
ator, l828-'29;  he  was  the  first  principal  of  the  academy 
at  Monmouth,  Me.;    he  was  a  resident  of  Bowdoin,  Me., 
when  he  was  married;  soon  after  1819  he  moved  to  Lew- 
iston.  Me.,  and  lived  there  many  years 
(6)   John  Herrick;  b.  Aug.  5,  1810;  d.  Dec.  6,  1830;  unm. 
(6)   Hon.  Anson  Herrick,  b.  Jan.  12,  1812:  d.  New  York  City, 
Feb.  6,  1868;   he  was  publisher  and  editor  of  the  New 
York  Atlas;  alderman  of  the  Nineteenth  Ward  of  New 
York  City,   1853-57;    naval   store  keeper  of  Brooklyn 
Navy    Yard    for    the    Eighth    District    of    New    York, 
1863-65;    he  was  one   of   the   few   Democrats    in   the 
House  of  Representatives  who  voted  for  the  constitu- 
tional amendment  abolishing  slavery,  and  thus  secured 
its  submission  to  the  Senate.     New  England  Historic 
Genealogical  Register,  July,  1868:  "He  received  a  c-om- 
mon  school  education;    at  the  age  of  15  years  he  was 
apprenticed  to  the  printer's  business;   1836,  settled  in 
New  York  City;    continued  in   the   same   employment  ' 
until   1838,   when   he  commenced  the  weekly  publica- 
tion of  the  journal  called  the  Atlas,  of  which  he  has 
since  been  the  editor  and  proprietor;    in  1862  he  was 
chosen  alderman  and  served  three  years:  by  President 
Buchanan   he   was   appointed   naval   store   keeper   for 
New  York,  which  he  held  till  1861;    in  1862  he  was 
elected  representative  from  New  York     to  the  Thirty- 
eighth   Congress."     M.   Mary  Wood  of  Wiscasset,  Me., 
who  d.  at  Paterson.  N.  J.,  Nov.  2S,  18S1;   Hon.  Anson 
Herrick  had  nine  children;    the  records  of  a  few  are 
given : 
(7)   Mary  Wood  Herrick,  b.  Wise-asset  Me.,  June  30,  1834; 
unm.:    resides  at  Patersou,  N.  J.,  with  her  brother, 
Carlton  M.  Herrick. 

*  *  #  *  * 

(7)  Carlton  Moses  Herrick,  b.  New  York  City.  Nov.  4. 
1836;  graduated  from  Columbia  College.  1854;  A.  M., 
1857;  Columbia  Law  School,  1S61;  aamitted  to  the 
bar;  was  editor  and  one  of  the  proprietors  of  the 
New  York  Atlas  after  the  aeath  of  his  father: 
moved  to  Paterson.  N.  J.,  where  in  ISSl  he  was  ed- 
itor and  publisher  of  the  daily  and  weekly  Guardian 


(7)   Anson  Herrick,  b.  Dec.  26,  1838;  d.  June  15,  1878;  one 
of  the  proprietors  of  the  New  York  Atlas:  on  a  pa- 
per at  Paterson,  N.  J.,  with  his  brother,  Carlton;  m. 
Mary  Scheffelin  of  Catskill,  N.  Y. 
(6)   Mary  Gove  Herrick,  b.  Jan.,  18]3;   d.  at  Yellow  Springs, 
0.,  May  20,  1870;   m.,  Jan.  13,  1833,  John  Tyler  Blais- 
dell    of   Lewiston,    Me.,    b.    Feb.    18,    1808;    d.     Yellow 
Springs,  0.,  May  24,  1880;   son  of  Walter  Robie  Blais- 
dell   and   Sarah   Tyler;    farmer,   carpenter,   etc.;    there 
were  nine  children. 
(7)   Walter  Robie  Blaisdell,  b  Nov.   5,   1833;    d.  April   15, 

:(:  *  4:  *  « 

(7)   Hannah  Herrick  Blaisdell,  b.  Yellow  Springs,  O.,  Oct., 
1834;   resides  Jefferson,  Tex.;  m.,  Oct.  IG,  1855.  Sam- 
uel McCulloch,  a  carpenter  and  undertaker. 
(8)    Samuel    Herrick    McCulloch,    b.    Dec.    14,    1856;    re- 
sides Canon  City,  Col. 
(8)   Mary  Agnes  McCulloch,  b.  March  5,  1858;    d.  March 

5,   1863. 
(8)   Anna  Donaldson  McCulloch,  b.  Jan.  21,  1862;   d.  Oct. 

12,  1863. 
(8)   Archie  McCulloch,  b.  Oct.,  1863. 
(8)   Mary  McCulloch,  b.  Sept.  18,  1868. 

:{c  ^  ^  ^  ^: 

(7)   Mary  Elizabeth  Blaisdell,  b.  near  Lewiston,  Me.,  May 
23,   1836;    d.   Auburndale,   Mass.,   Dec.   25,   1905;    .she 
lived  Lewiston,  Me.,  New  York  CitJ^  Brooklyn,  N.  Y., 
Clermont,  O.,  Yellow  Springs,  O.,  and  moved  to  Au- 
burndale, Mass.,   1894;    she  studied   in  Antioch   Col- 
lege;   a  noble  woman;    m.,  Aug.   21,  1862,  Archibald 
McNair,  b.  Clermont  County,  0.,  Feb.,  1830;  d.  Nash- 
ville, Tenn.,  March  11,  1865;   a  teacher  and  farmer; 
son  of  John  McNair  and  Sarah  McMurchy. 
(8)   Anna   Donaldson    McNair,    b.    Clermont    County,    O., 
June  21,  1863;    resides  40  Auburn  Place,  Auburn- 
dale,  Mass;    graduated  from  Antioch  College,  Yel- 
low Springs,  O.,  1886,  and  in  1890  from  Doctor  Sar- 
gent's   School    of    Physical    Training,    Cambridge, 
Mass.;   she  was  the  director  of  the  gymnasium  of 
Bryu  Mawr  College,  1890-94;   also  in  the  Friends' 
Hospital,    Fairford,    Pa.,    1891-93;     m.,    June    28, 
1894,  Amos  R.  Wells  of  Glen  Falls,  N.  Y.,  b.   Dec. 
23,  1862;  he  graduated  from  Antioch  College,  1883; 


editor  of  Christian  Endeavor  World  and  writer  of 
boolvS  and  many  periodicals ;  sou  of  Amos  P.  Wells 

and  Mary . 

(9)   Mary  Elizabeth  Wells,  b.  Auburndale,  Mass.,  Aug. 

9,   1895. 
(9)   Margaret  Anna  Wells,  b.  Feb.  S,  1899;   d.  Aug.  10, 

:(:  4:  *  4c  ^ 

(7)   Minerva  Huntington  Blaisdell,  b.  Oct.  3,  1837;   resides 
Richmond,  Ky.;    m.,  April   2,  18G1,  Rev.  Charles  K. 
Marshall,  minister  of  Disciples  Chvirch. 
(8)   Mary   Ella   Marshall,    b.    May   20,    18G2;    d.    Aug.   1, 

(8)   Jessie  Blaisdell  Marshall,  b.   July   21,  1863:    d.  Oct. 

13,  1864. 
(8)   Lena  Hannah  Marshall,  b.  May  7,  1865. 
(8)   Kate  Frazier  Marshall,  b.  Sept.  14,  icGl. 
(8)   Harmon  Marshall,  b.  Sept.  23,  1870, 
(8)   John  Blaisdell  Marshall,  b.  Sept.  12,  1872. 
(8)    Sallie  Woolfolk  Marshall,  b.  March  18,  1875. 
(8)   Charles  Kingsley  Marshall,  b.  March  14,  1877. 
(8)   Mary  Hattie  Marshall,  b.  April  14,  1881;   d.  Oct.  29, 


(7)   Elvira  Priscilla  Blaisdell,  b.  July  3.  1839;  d.  Feb.  17, 

(7)  Walter  Scott  Blaisdell,  b.  Sept.  22,  1847;  d.  Sept.  30. 
1878;  m.,  March,  1873,  Mary  Elizabeth  Edwards  of 
Paris,  Bourbon  County,   Ky. 

(7)   Elvira    Susan  Blaisdell,  b.   July  24,   1850;    resides  259- 
Harrisville  Avenue,   Ogden,  Utah;    m.,  Aug.   6,  1881, 
Dr.  James  M.  Harris  of  Yellow  Springs,  O. ;   gradu- 
ated A.  B.  from  Antioch  College;  and  from  Bellevue 
Homeopathic  Hospital,  New  York  Ciiy,  1868;   mem- 
ber of  medical  society  of  Clark  County,  O. 
(8)   Ten  children;   one  of  them  Walter  B.  Harris,  b.  Feb. 
23,  1882. 
(6)   James  L.  Herrick,  b.  June  4,  1815;  d.  1838. 
(6)   Elvira  Priscilla  Herrick,  b.  Oct.  25,  1816;   d.  1850. 


(6)   Laura    Herrick,   b.    May   1,   1819;    d.    Feb.    23,    1878;    m. 
George  Ogden  of  Jersey  City,  N.  J. 
(7)   Caroline  Augusta  Ogden,  b.  Jan.  30,  1842. 

(7)   Lydia  Herriclc  Ogden,  b.  Oct.  17,  1843;   resides  Asbury 
Park,  N.  J.;   m.,  Oct.  4,  1860,  William  E.  Barnes  of 
Jersey  City,  N.  J.;  commission  aierchant.     Ten  chil- 
dren, part  of  whom  are  as  follows: 
(8)   William  E.  Barnes,  b.  Nov.  11,  1865. 
(8)   Laura  Louise  Barnes,  b.  June  14,  1867. 
(8)   Edward  Vanderpool  Barnes,  b.  Dec.  23,  1868;  d.  July 

31,   1869. 
(8)   Lydia  Herrick  Barnes,  b.  June  7,  1870;    d.  Aug.  16, 

(8)   Charles  Francis  Barnes,  b.  May  7,  1872;  d.  May  28, 

(7)   George  L.  Ogden,  b.  Aug.  10,  1843. 

^  ;>;  :ic  HJ  >Ss 

(7)   William  Sickles  Ogden,  b.  June  17,  1847;    resides  Jer- 
sey City,  N.  J.;  m.,  Aug.  1,  1867,  Minerva  A.  Rowe. 
(8)   William  R.  Ogden,  b.  Sept.  17,  1867. 
(8)   Minerva  A.  Ogden.  b.  Nov.  13,  1869. 
(8)   Lillian  Ogden,  b.  Oct.  10,  1871. 
(8)   Clara  Ogden,  b.  May  17,  1873. 
(8)   Fannie  Ogden,  b.  May  9,  1875. 
(8)   Laura  Ogden,  b.  1877. 

(7)  Laura  Ogden. 
(6)  Hugh  Mulloy  Herrick,  b.  at  the  old  Herrick  homestead, 
Lewiston,  Me.,  July  3,  1829;  resides  105  Carroll 
Street,  Paterson,  N.  J.;  journalist  and  editor;  in  1842 
moved  to  New  York  City;  clerk  of  the  court  of  com- 
mon pleas,  New  York  City,  1850-61;  in  1872  moved 
to  Paterson,  N.  J.;  1872,  on  the  Paterson  Daily  Guar- 
dian as  associate  editor;  received  an  academic  educa- 
tion in  Monmouth  (Me.)  Academy  and  in  Clermont  (0.) 
Academy;  in  1850,  when  21  years  old,  established  a 
weekly  newspaper  at  Richmond,  0.;  in  1852  went  to 
New  York  City;  was  attached  to  the  editorial  staff  of 
the  New  York  Atlas,  published  by  his  brother;  took 
an  active  part  in  politics;   June  1,  1856,  was  appointed 


clerk  of  the  trial  department  of  the  New  York  court 
of  common  pleas;  held  the  place  until  1862,  then  be- 
came chief  entry  clerk  of  the  naval  office  of  the  New 
York  Revenue  Department,  which  he  held  until  the 
spring  of  1871;  in  the  meantime  he  kept  up  his  prac- 
tice of  journalism  and  was  a  writer  for,  and  a  con- 
tributor to,  several  New  York  daily  and  weekly  jour- 
nals; on  the  Paterson  (N.  J.)  Daily  Guardian  for  many 
years;  in  1888  proprietor  of  the  Repuulican,  a  large 
paper  at  Hackensack,  N.  J.;  in  1901  sold  this  newspa- 
per establishment  and  retired  from  business,  making 
his  home  in  Paterson,  N.  J.;  a  well-known  political 
leader  in  New  Jersey,  and  an  influential  editor;  m.,  at 
New  Richmond,  O.,  Aug.  9,  1853,  Louisa  Malvena  Trem- 
per,  b.  March  4,  1834;  daughter  of  Johnson  Tremper  of 
Kingston,  N.  Y.,  b.  1809;  d.  New  Richmond,  O.,  and 
Laura  Jeffers. 

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(7)  Alma  Elmira  Herrick,  b.  July  15,  1854;  graduated 
from  the  High  School  of  Jersey  City,  N.  J.,  18G8;  re- 
sides Auvergue-by-the-sea,  Long  Island,  N.  Y.;  m., 
Jan.  14,  1874,  Henry  E.  Knight,  b.  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.. 
1847;  silk  commission  merchant  of  New  lork  City; 
son  of  Francis  E.  Knight. 
(8)   Edith   Herrick  Knight,   b.  Nov.   20,   1875;    m.,   Nov. 

28,   1905,  Emerson  W.  Montrose. 
(8)   Frank  Robinson   Knight,  b.   Oct.   13,   1877;    address, 
592  One  Hundred  and  Fifty-first  Street,  New  York 
City;     in    silk    business    with   his    lather;    resides 
Bensonhurst,  L.  L;  m.,  April  19,  1899,  Mary  Byrne 
of  New  York  City. 
(9)   Henry  E.  Knight,  Jr. 
(9)   Frank  Robinson  Knight. 
(8)   Henry   Eliott  Knight,   b.   Feb.   7,   1881;   unm. ;   fruit 
raiser  in  Porto  Rico. 

(7)   Mary  Herrick,  b.  Sept.  11,  1856;   m.,  Oct.,  1883,  Edgar 
L  Talman,  b.  Massachusetts,  1858;   he  is  now  super- 
intendent of  a  silk  manufactory  at  Astoria,  L.  L 
(8)   Louise    Herrick    Talman,    b.    Sept.    11,    1856;    grad- 
uated   from    tne    New    York   Training    School    for 
Teachers,  Nov.,  1884. 
(8 J    Irving  C.  Talman,  b.  May,  1886. 


(8)   Shirley  Talinan,  h.  July,  1890. 
(8)   Malcolm  H.  Talman,  b.  Aug.,  189G. 
(7)   Richard  Cummiugs  Horrick,  b.   New  York  City,   July 
13,    1859;     resides    ludianapolis,    Ind.;     assistant    to 
general  manager  of  Indianapolis  Xeics;  printer  and 
ranchman;    has    lived   New   York   City,   Passaic   and 
Jersey    City,    N.    J.;     in    Colorado    towns:    Monimet, 
Rockyford,   Pueblo.   Denver,    and   in  Pasadena,   Cal., 
Iron   Mountain,  Mich.,   and   Indianapolis,   Ind.;    only 
had  primary  school  education;   went  into  a  printing 
office  at  12  years  of  age;   m.,  Sept.  7,  1882,  Martha 
Ann  Kenyon  of  Kansas,  b.  Aug.  11,  1861;    daughter 
of  John  Kenyon  and  Asenath  Wessner. 
(8)   Frank  Kenyon   Herrick,   b.   Indianapolis,   Ind.,  June 
21,  1883;  d.  of  pneumonia,  March  15,  1904;  was  in 
United   States   Navy    with   the   Asiatic    Squadron; 
was  rising   rapidly   in  the  navy;    graduated   from 
high  school,  1901;   yeoman  of  the  second  class  in 
the  navy. 
(8)   Hugh   Mulloy    Herrick,    b.   Rockyford,   Col.,   May    8, 
1890;      freshman     in     Indianapolis      (Ind.)      High 
School,   1906. 

(7)   Carlton  Tremper  Herrick,  b.  July  6,  1867;   d.  Feb.  14, 
1902;    unni.;    finished  his  education  in  the  Paterson 
(N.   J.)    High   School    and  Paterson   Classical   Insti- 
tute;   graduated  from  College  of  Ophthalmia  in  Chi- 
cago;   was  the  leading  optician  in  Paterson,  N.   J.; 
his  office  was  burned   in  the  great  flre  at  Paterson, 
N.   J.,  and  he  took  cold  while  searching  for  a  new 
office  and  died  suddenly  of  pleuro-pneumonia. 
(5)   Priscilla    Mulloy,    b.    Litchfield,    Me.,    Saturday,    May    18, 
1793;    d.   Mount  Hygiene,  Clermont  County,  0.,    Sept.   4, 
1874.     Of  her   Mr.    Parker   Donaldson   of   Cincinnati,   0., 
gives  the  following  sketch: 

"Priscilla  Mulloy  early  manifested  superior  powers  of 
mind  and  an  unusually  resolute,  ambitious  spirit.  We 
learn  from  some  friends  of  her  youth  that  she  was  re- 
markably handsome  and  attractive.  Mrs.  Abigail  Conk- 
lin  says  she  well  remembers  being  told  by  her  mother,  in 
her    childhood,    to   get    her    work    done    and    prepare    to 







meet  her  haudsome  cousin  Priscilla.  And  when  she  ar- 
rived she  remembers  looking  upon  her  as  a  stately, 
beautiful  woman.  A  much  more  important  fact  is,  that, 
while  she  was  quite  young,  she  made  a  decision  to  em- 
brace the  religion  of  Jesus.  She  frequently  and  affec- 
tionately spoke  of  her  first  pastor,  Elder  Stinson,  and 
of  his  wife.  This  wife  was  a  remarkable  woman  for 
those  times.  So  earnest  was  she  in  cooperating  in  the 
good  work  of  her  husband  in  urging  sinners  to  repent, 
that  the  deacons  of  the  church  felt  called  upon  to  admon- 
ish her  that  she  was  transcending  the  bounds  of  propri- 
ety for  a  woman  by  praying  and  speaking  in  public. 
Possessing  a  spirit  meek  as  well  as  earnest,  she  re- 
solved to  heed  the  admonition  of  the  brethren.  But  when  she 
came  again  into  the  meetings  she  was  so  filled  with  the 
love  and  spirit  of  the  Master  that  she  could  not  forbear 
to  speak.  This  seemingly  incoherent  item  is  mentioned 
because  of  its  effect  on  the  mind  of  the  young  Priscilla 
in  that  susceptible  age.  The  effect  was  so  great  as  to 
become  in  a  measure  a  life-long  inspiration  to  her,  and 
for  years  she  has  been  known  to  obey  religious  im- 
pulses in  a  similar  manner.  She  said  that  no  sermon 
ever  seemed  to  move  the  people  as  did  the  words  and 
example  of  the  godly  Mrs.  Stinson. 

"In  her  early  girlhood  Priscilla  Mulloy  was  also  deeply 
impressed  by  an  interesting  scene  which  she  witnessed. 
It  was  the  baptism  of  a  little  friend,  Benjamin  Ring. 
He  was  so  young  and  small  that  Elder  Stinson  took  him 
in  his  arms,  carried  him  down  into  the  water  and  bap- 
tized him,  and  bore  him  to  the  shore  again  in  his  ex- 
tended arms.  Always  when  she  related  tnis  incident  she 
would  stand  with  her  arms  extended  in  imitation  of  the 
elder.  No  doubt  that  scene  made  an  impression  upon 
her  that  was  never  obliterated.  At  the  age  of  eighteen 
Priscilla  was  baptized  and  united  with  the  church.  The 
resolution  thus  to  obey  her  Savior  was  made  at  a  meet- 
ing held  by  Elder  Stinson  at  a  new  barn  in  the  neigh- 
borhood. Among  the  obstacles,  hindrances  and  crosses, 
which  usually  beset  one's  pathway  in  taking  such  a  step, 
one  usually  looms  up  above  all  others,  tier  particular 
cross  was  the  supposed  opposition  of  her  father.  Al- 
though of  an  age  when  she  could  act  for  herself,  yet  her 
sense  of  obligation  to  her  parents  induced  her  to  go  to 
them  and  make  her  wishes  known.     What  was  her  joyful 



surprise  to  find  entire  willingness  on  their  part.  Her 
father  said  that  he  never  planned  to  control  his  children 
in  matters  of  religion.  Thus  she  began  her  Christian 

"Mother  Parker,  as  she  was  always  called  in  Ohio,  did 
not  at  any  time  turn  away  from  or  neglect  religious  du- 
ties. But,  like  many  others,  for  a  few  years,  she  seemed 
to  have  fallen  asleep  in  reference  to  them.  Not  having 
brought  a  church  letter  with  her  from  the  East,  she  did 
not,  for  many  years,  assume  any  church  connection. 
But  in  the  time  of  great  revival  from  1836  to  1840,  she 
was  among  the  number  who  were  awakened  to  duty, 
and  she  united  with  the  Free  Baptists  at  what  is  now 
called  the  Lindale,  0.,  church.  From  that  time,  for 
many  years,  she  was  remarkably  active  and  zealous  in 
her  religious  duties.  No  ordinary  circumstances,  not 
even  boisterous  winds,  nor  pelting  rains  would  keep  her 
from  the  meetings  of  the  church.  And  yet  she  was  often 
heard — more  of  late  years — to  deplore  her  delinquencies 
and  lack  of  faith.  She  sometimes  said,  'I  am  a  natural 
infidel.'  Few,  if  any,  were  more  faithful  to  convictions 
of  truth  and  duty,  or  stood  forth  with  moi'e  moral  cour- 
age to  advocate  the  great  principles  of  practical  Chris- 
tianity, even  though  they  were  unpopular  and  persecuted. 
She  was  impatient  of  opposition  and  delay.  She  was 
early  in  the  anti-slavery  cause  and  continued  a  zealous 
advocate  and  worker  so  long  as  the  institution  of  slav- 
ery lasted.  She  once  made  a  pilgrimage  into  Kentucky, 
calling  on  her  old  friends  and  exhorting  them  concern- 
ing their  sin.  She  was  no  less  interested  in  the  tem- 
perance cause.  Not  only  did  she  participate  in  the 
Temperance  Crusade  in  a  quiet  way,  Init  she,  in  com- 
pany of  Dr.  Rogers  and  Mrs.  Mary  Applegate,  made  a 
similar  crusade.  They  entered  every  grocery,  dramshop 
and  tavern,  in  New  Richmond.  O.,  where  drinks  were 
sold,  and  exhorted  the  proprietors  to  desist  from  their 
traffic.  They,  being  American  gentlemen,  heard  the  ap- 
peal, and  in  course  of  time,  though  not  immediately, 
abandoned  the  business.  Succeeding  this,  there  was  a 
time  when  New  Richmond,  O.,  was  reported  to  be  the 
most  orderly  town  and  to  possess  the  most  temperate,  in- 
telligent inhabitants  of  any  in  that  country.  When 
David  Gibson  came  to  reestablish  and  extend  the  whiskey 
business  it  was  a  sorrowful  day  for  lovers  of  Temperance 


and  Sobriety,  and  to  none  was  it  more  so  tliau  to  Motlier 
Priscilla  Mulloy  Parl^er  and  lier  good  husband.  Both  of 
them  personally  remonstrated  with  Mr.  Gibson,  only  to 
be  repulsed  by  him  with  derision.  Mother  Parker  ad- 
dressed letters  to  him  on  the  subject  as  long  as  he  would 
take  them  from  the  post  office  and  read  them.  But  these 
pungent  truths  he  could  not  bear,  and  he  finally  told  her 
he  would  never  read  another  letter  of  hers. 

"Mother  Parker  was  in  the  habit  of  examining  every 
new  subject  which  was  brought  before  the  public  notice, 
heartily  endorsing  whatever  in  hei'  judgment  seemed  to 
contain  truth.  Among  them  was  Spiritualism.  This, 
for  a  time,  drew  her  away  from  the  ordinary  forms  of 
religious  service  and  proved  a  manifest  injury  to  her 
spiritual  state.  But  in  the  course  of  time,  the  Banner 
of  Liglif,  and  such  literature,  Avas  discontinued.  The 
Journal  and  Messenger,  and  other  religious  papers,  and 
the  old  Family  Bible,  were  substituted.  Her  old  devo- 
tional spirits  and  habits  returned.  Again  she  frequented 
the  House  of  God  and  participated  earnestly  in  the 
prayer  and  social  meetings.  Often,  in  the  last  years  of 
her  life,  she  exhorted  the  young  people  to  espouse  the 
religion  of  Christ.  Gospel  preaching  again  had  its 
wonted  influence  over  her.  As  constantly  as  she  was 
able  to  do  so,  she  attended  the  ministrations  of  Elder 
Drinkwater  and  enjoyed  them  much,  being  greatly  en- 
couraged and  benefitted  by  them.  She  often  said  that 
his  Thanksgiving  sermons  were  a  comfort  to  her.  In  her 
last  sickness  she  often  asked  for  Scripture  reading, 
singing,  or  prayer,  at  her  bedside,  and  sometimes  she 
designated  the  portion  of  Scripture  which  she  would  like 
to  hear.  The  songs  which  she  chose  were  chiefly  those 
used  in  the  Temperance  Crusade. 

"In  whatever  good  she  engaged  she  came  as  nearly  as 
anyone  to  fulfilling  the  Scriptures,  'She  hath  done  what 
she  could.' 

"Her  childish  friendship  with  Benjamin  Ring,  which 
has  already  been  referred  to,  ripened  in  maturer  years 
into  the  pure  esteem  and  affection  which  can  be  expe- 
rienced but  once.  She  married  this  life-long  lover,  and 
moved  to  Hallowell,  Me.,  where  she  spent  some  of  the 
happiest  days  of  her  life.  In  her  own  narrative  she 
says,  'In  the  early  part  of  the  autumn  of  1810  we  were 
married  and  I  rode  home  with  my  young,  beautiful  hus- 


band  to  Hallowell  in  a  chaise.  We  did  not  dream  that 
any  one  could  have  a  greater  share  of  happiness  than 
had  fallen  to  our  lot.  The  town  was  beautiful,  and  the 
society  was  delightful  to  nie.  Time  glided  by;  all 
things  were  dressed  in  golden  hues  to  my  enraptured 

"The  husband,  Benjamin  Ring,  was  a  merchant  and 
took  great  pleasure  in  supplying  her  with  all  personal 
household  comforts  in  that  cosy,  complete,  and  frugal 
style  which  comported  with  that  day  in  our  country's 
history.  But  alas,  as  the  poet  has  said,  sadly,  and  per- 
haps truly,  'You  may  suspect  some  danger  nigh  when 
you  possess  delight.'  So  in  a  few  months  this  compan- 
ionship came  to  a  sad  end.  In  Dec,  1814,  Benjamin  Ring 
started  for  Boston,  Mass.,  to  purchase  goods  for  his 
store.  The  schooner  on  which  he  took  passage  was  cap- 
sized in  a  gale  and  he,  with  all  the  passengers  but  one, 
were  frozen  to  death.  One  says,  'The  sorrow  which  then 
began  in  the  heart  of  the  widowed  wife  never  ceased, 
though  she  bore  it  all  with  a  wonderful  fortitude.  I 
once  called  on  her  on  a  gloomy  day,  the  anniversary  of 
Mr.  Ring's  death.  She  said  she  had  lived  all  her  early 
bereavement  over  again,  as  if  it  had  just  occuri'ed.  But 
her  trust  was  firmly  anchored  in  her  Lord.' 

"Tlie  only  child  of  her  marriage  to  Mr.  Ring  was  Ben- 
jamin', b.  1814,  and  d.  of  fever  in  Ohio  in  the  winter  of 

"In  1815,  as  soon  as  her  affairs  could  be  adjusted  after 
the  loss  of  her  husband,  she  started  with  her  infant  son 
in  her  arms,  in  company  with  some  iriends  who  were  em- 
igrating to  Ohio.  They  came  in  wagons  to  the  Ohio 
River,  and  thence  down  the  River  on  flat  boats  and 
landed  on  the  Frandon  Farm  below  New  Richmond,  Ohio. 
Then  she  was  taken  to  the  neighborhood  now  known  as 
Lindale,  O.,  where  she  was  kindly  received  into  the  home 
of  her  cousin,  Deacon  Andrew  Coombs.  In  that  vicinity 
she  taught  her  first  school  in  the  West.  There,  too,  she 
was  laid  low  by  the  malignant  fever  which  prevailed  at 
the  time  in  that  new  country.  Her  babe  was  also  smit- 
ten. Willie  she  was  still  prostrate  the  dead  body  of  her 
Bennie,  beautiful  even  in  death,  was  brought  to  her  bed- 
side. On  her  return  to  health  she  went  to  teach  in  Ken- 
tucky, nearly  opposite  Point  Pleasant,  Ohio.  She  boarded 
in  the  family  of  Esquire  James  Kennedy,  a  Scotch  gentle- 


man  of  wealth,  culture  and  intelligence.  While  there  she 
became  acquainted  with  her  second  husband,  Rev.  Daniel 
Parker,  a  talented  Universalist  minister,  who  was  then 
preachin.i?  at  Point  Pleasant,  Ohio,  Newport,  Ky.,  where 
he  lived,  and  at  Cincinnati,  O.  They  were  married  Oct. 
24,  1816.  He  was  of  the  sixth  generation  of  his  Parker 
line,  and  was  b.  Newburyport,  Mass.,  Aug.  7,  1781;  d. 
Mount  Hygiene,  Clermont  County,  0.,  March  22,  1861 
(79y.).  When  he  was  six  years  old  he  came  with  his 
parents  to  western  Pennsylvania,  and  lived  there  several 
years.  The  family  then  moved  to  southeastern  Ohio, 
seven  miles  north  of  Pomeroy. 

"During  the  early  years  of  his  ministry  he  rode  on 
horseback  through  tne  wilderness  of  southern  Ohio  and 
northern  Kentucky.  He  estnblislied  the  first  Restora- 
tionist  Church  in  Cincinnati,  O." 

A  good  history  of  the  Parker  family  will  be  found  in 
the  appendix  to  this  book,  ;ind  more  records  of  this  noble 
line  are  being  gathered.  The  pictures  of  Rev.  Daniel 
Parker  and  his  talented  wife,  Priscilla  Mulloy,  which  are 
here  given,  are  from  oil  paintings  in  the  possession  of 
Mrs.  Fannie  Currier  of  Dayton,  O. 

Of  his  first  meeting  with  Priscilla  (Mulloy)  Ring,  Rev. 
Daniel  Parker  wrote  in  his  nutobiography,  "I  soon  be- 
came convinced  that  at  Inst  Providence  had  led  me  to 
the  person  intended  for  my  companion  in  future  life." 
The  mutual  friend  of  these  lovers,  James  Kennedy,  Esq., 
who  was  a  friend  of  Robert  Burns,  gave  them  a  cordial 
invitation  to  celebrate  their  wedding  at  his  hospitable 
home  in  Kentucky.,  one  mile  above  Point  Pleasant,  O. 
At  the  same  time  Mr.  Kennedy's  daughter,  Florence, 
was  to  be  married  to  Thomas  Girard.  sou  of  General 
Girard,  and  grandson  of  Governor  Girard  of  Kentucky. 
The  two  handsome  couples  came  out  together  into  the 
large  "best  room,"  as  the  parlor  was  then  styled,  in  the 
midst  of  a  crowd  of  happy  guests.  The  old  Baptist  min- 
ister, the  Rev.  John  Stevens,  was  embarrassed,  and  be- 
gan to  marry  Daniel  Parker  to  Florence  Kennedy.  The 
promptness  with  which  Daniel  Parker  corrected  this 
mistake,  contributed  much  to  the  praise  of  him  among 
the  guests,  and  not  a  little  to  their  merriment.  Soon 
the  happy  pairs  were  seated  at  the  sumptuous  table,  as 
magnificently  furnished  as  a  Kentucky  host  could  have 
done  it  in  those  days.     Priscilla  Parker  was  sitting  as 


erect  as  a  queen  beskie  iiei*  husl)aud  when  some  one  whis- 
pered, but  loud  enough  for  her  to  hear,  "She  will  not  al- 
ways sit  as  straight  as  she  does  now,"  She  at  once,  and 
quietly,  resolved  that  she  would  sit  as  then — and  main- 
tained her  queenly  bearing  down  to  her  old  age. 

A  short  time  previous  to  his  marriage  Father  Parker, 
as  he  was  always  called,  was  delighted  to  find  that  Mr. 
David  Moreton  was  willing  to  sell  the  half  of  his  farm 
on  which  he  then  resided.  This  became  Mount  Hygiene, 
on  the  Ohio  River,  near  New  Richmond,  Clermont 
County.  This  included  the  sawmill  which  the  Moretons 
had  built  on  Boat  Run.  Daniel  Parker  at  once  secured 
this  property,  in  1818,  and  it  was  their  happy  home 
through  the  long  years  of  their  married  life.  There  they 
lived  in  comfort,  though  they  toiled  hard  to  get  the  farm 
paid  for  and  to  procure  the  means  of  living. 

Motlier  Parker  taught  several  select  schools  after  her 
marriage.  She  also  taught  all  that  she  could  in  her 
home,  as  the  country  districts  could  then  afford  only  a 
few  months  of  school  in  the  winter,  and  that  not  of  the 
best  quality.  Mr.  John  Cooper,  who  became  a  merchant 
at  Point  Pleasant,  O.,  and  Mr.  David  Moreton,  were, 
however,  fine  teachers,  whose  good  influence  was  long 
felt  in  that  community. 

As  their  children  grew  up.  Father  and  Mother  Parker 
felt  a  deepening  Interest  in  the  education  of  tliese  dear 
ones.  Mother  Parker  was  one  day  in  the  company  of  Mr. 
Cathcart,  who  was  teacher  of  a  select  school  in  Cincin- 
nati, 0.  When  she  lieard  him  remark  that  he  hoped  to 
educate  his  son  and  daughter  so  that  they  might  be  able 
to  conduct  an  academy,  she  was  inspired  to  resolve  that 
she  would  adopt  the  same  plan  for  her  oldest  children, 
James  and  Susanna.  As  soon,  therefore,  as  they  were 
old  enough,  they  were  sent  to  New  Richmond,  O.,  where 
they  could  enjoy  advantages  superior  to  those  at  home. 
Susaima  was  in  the  schools  of  Miss  Sarah  Ann  Molyneaux, 
afterwards  Mrs.  John  Rogers  and  Mrs.  John  W.  Weekly. 
Besides  this.  Dr.  James  T.  Johnson,  a  very  intelligent, 
scholarly  and  putdic-spirited  man  of  that  town,  gave 
free  lectures  on  English  grammar  and  botany.  Mother 
Parker  generally  attended  these  lectures  with  her  chil- 
dren, being  an  enthusiastic  lover  of  these  and  of  other 
sciences,  and  thus  inspired  in  her  children  a  deep  love  of 
the  same  things.     Doctor  Johnson's   lectures  were   well 


titteuded.  Ammig  the  pupils  were  Capt.  John  Comers 
and  wife — then  young  and  single;  Mrs.  Sarah  Walker, 
who  became  Mrs.  Moretou  of  Marietta.  O.;  Miss  Lydia 
Applegate;  Dr.  Knox  Rotchford,  who  settled  in  Alexan- 
dria, Ky.,  but  who  was  then  a  student  of  medicine  with 
Dr.  John  Rogers;  and  numerous  others  whose  scholarly 
ways  and  fine  characters  were  of  great  help  to  the  Par- 
kers and  their  children.  A  few  years  later  Rev.  James 
Walker,  an  eminent  divhie  and  author,  the  pastor  of  the 
Presbyterian  Church  in  that  place,  gave  a  very  able  and 
instructive  course  of  lectures  in  geology.  And  all  this 
did  much  to  make  the  "Golden  Age"  in  New  Richmond, 0. 

Finally  Mother  Parker  conceived  the  idea  of  erecting 
a  school  building  on  the  farm  in  which  the  older  children 
might  teach  and  help  educate  the  younger  ones.  After 
much  deliberation  Father  Parker  acquiesced  in  the 
plan.  Lack  of  means  was  the  great  obstacle.  Witli  a 
family  of  ten  members  to  maintain  by  the  proceeds  of  a 
small  farm,  and  spending  much  of  his  time  away  preach- 
ing for  a  very  meagre  remuneration  in  money,  such  an 
undertaking  was  to  him  almost  impossilde.  Moreover, 
the  principal  of  the  proposed  academy  was  then  a  youth 
entirely  unqualified  for  such  a  position.  He  must  be  ed- 
ucated by  means  which  were  wholly  unseen.  The  pros- 
pect was  by  no  means  flattering,  and  none  but  an  ambi- 
tious and  determined  spirit  would  have  entertained  the 
tnought.  But  Mother  Parker  possessed  such  a  spirit, 
while  her  husband,  while  slower  of  decision,  and  more 
timid  of  venture,  when  he  had  once  made  up  his  mind 
to  try  anything,  especially  if  it  involved  a  duty,  or  a 
moral  principle,  was  resolute  and  persevering  to  execute. 
Father  Parker  secretly  resolved  on  trying  to  save  fi'om 
his  scanty  income,  by  small  sums,  $200,  to  begin  with. 
He  said  to  himself  that  if  the  Lord  would  enable  him  to 
do  this  he  would  take  it  is  an  indication  of  His  favor, 
and  venture  on.  In  the  course  of  time  he  succeeded  in 
saving  this  sum,  and  it  was  very  interesting  to  hear  him 
tell  how  the  Lord  had  blessed  him  in  his  efforts,  throw- 
ing into  his  hands  here  a  little  and  there  a  little,  through 
unexpected  channels,  in  several  cases  for  ministerial 
services  for  which,  before  that,  he  had  seldom  received 
any  compensation. 

In  1839  the  building  of  the  famous  Clermont  Academy 
was  finally  begun  and  carried  on  to  completion  in  the 


spirit  of  prayer  and  consecration.  In  the  meantime  the 
teacher  was  away  at  school  trying  to  acquire  the  neces- 
sary qualifications  for  the  responsible  position.  Mother 
Parker's  heart  rejoiced  when  she  beheld  the  darling  ob- 
ject of  her  desire  and  long  expectation  in  operation. 
Never  for  a  moment  in  its  history  did  her  interest  in  its 
prosperity  abate,  nor  her  watchfulness  wane.  All  the 
examinations,  exhibitions,  social  meetings,  reunions,  etc., 
especially  the  lyceuni  meetings,  have  witnessed  the  fer- 
vor of  her  zeal  and  the  intense  delight  which  she  always 
took  in  the  culture  and  development  of  the  youthful 
mind  and  heart.  No  entertainment  seemed  to  give  her 
so  much  pleasure  as  the  literary  and  religious  exercises 
in  which  the  students  were  engaged,  and  in  which  she  al- 
ways participated  when  she  was  able,  either  by  reading 
from  her  prose  or  poetic  writings,  or  selections,  or  in 
the  way  of  debate  or  criticism. 

Father  Parker,  though  equally  interested  in  the  his- 
tory at  heart  iu  the  estalilishment  and  prosperity  of  Cler- 
mont Academy,  was  nevertheless  always  ready  to  rec- 
ognize his  wife  as  the  leading  spirit  in  its  incipieucy. 
On  one  occasion,  at  the  close  of  one  of  the  annual  ex- 
hibitions, he  was  making  some  remarks,  reciting  some  of 
the  history  of  the  school,  and  relating  some  of  the  labors 
and  anxieties  connected  with  its  history,  and  also  speak- 
ing his  gratitude  and  gratification  in  tne  good  results 
already  realized.  Dr.  Nathaniel  Culver  of  Cincinnati 
was  present.  When  Father  Parker  had  done  speaking, 
the  doctor  said  in  substance:  "That  is  just  such  a  his- 
tory as  a  woman  would  instigate.  Now  tell  me,  was  not 
your  wife  the  prime  mover  in  this  enterprise?"  There- 
upon Father  Parker,  with  his  characteristic  candor,  re- 
plied, "Yes,  she  was;"  so  cheerfully  giving  up  to  her  a 
large  meed  of  praise. 

Mother  Parker  once  wrote  thus  of  the  school:  '"It  was 
in  the  summer  of  181G  that  my  late  husband.  Rev.  Daniel 
Parker,  came  riding  down  the  Franklin  Road,  passing  by 
what  has  since  become  the  Browning  farm.  As  he  ap- 
proached the  descent  of  the  hill,  in  full  view  of  the  Ohio 
River,  and  of  the  hills  beyond,  clothed  in  the  rich  foliage 
of  an  unbroken  Kentucky  forest — the  beautiful  expanded 
area  before  him  combined  the  grand  and  the  picturesque 
—he  contemplated  the  extended  prospect  with  delight, 
while  a  halo  seemed  to  his  iuipressable  imagination  to 

Clermont  Academy. 

Clermont  Academy,  and  Bock  Ro-w,  in  which  roomed  students  from  a  distance. 


be  spread  over  all.  The  full  moon  was  rising,  clothing 
all  objects  with  her  chastening  light.  Then,  as  he 
slowly  descended  tne  hill  to  Boat  Run,  his  contemplative 
mind  pictured  that  here  was  the  theatre  for  good  from 
which  should  spread  illuminations  in  some,  to  him,  inex- 
plicable way,  connected  with  his  destiny.  Never  having 
been  in  the  spot  before,  he  gave  himself  up  to  those 
happy  hallucinations,  and  in  a  joyous  state  of  mind  ap- 
proached the  dwelling  of  his  old  friend,  David  Moretou, 
and  his  good  lady,  who  lived  on  tne  first  elevation  from 
the  river,  now  known  as  Mount  Hygiene.  He  had 
known  the  Moretons  in  Pennsylvania.  He  soon  made  ar- 
rangements to  buy  land  of  the  Moretons." 

Years  after  the  above  was  written  by  Mother  Par- 
ker, and  a  few  years  after  her  death,  an  additional  inci- 
dent came  from  the  lips  of  an  eye  witness,  Mr.  James 
Ferguson.  Father  Parker,  when  he  came  into  full  view 
■of  the  lovely  hills  and  valleys,  was  so  deeply  impressed 
by  the  scene  that  he  halted,  alighted  from  his  liorse,  and 
knelt  in  prayer  in  the  quiet,  near  the  roadside.  He 
prayed  that  in  this  vicinity,  in  due  time,  there  might 
be  founded  some  institution  of  instruction  for  the  i)eople. 
This  was  before  he  owned  any  of  the  laud,  or  knew  that 
he  was  to  own  any.  He  knelt  there  alone  in  the  woods — 
yet  not  akme!  The  Master  was  near  and  heard  his 
prayer,  and  in  process  of  time  answered  it  by  giving  the 
Clermont  Academy.  He  was  not  alone  in  another  sense, 
for  the  farmer  boy  passing  that  way  saw  the  worshipper 
and  heard  part  of  the  prayer.  He  was  awe-struck  by 
the  scene,  walked  softly,  looked  and  listened  as  he 
walked,  gazed  upon  the  beautiful,  earnest  face  of  the 
stranger  and  passed  on.  When  the  boy  had  grown  to  be 
a  gray-haired  man,  he  attended  one  of  the  exhibitions  of 
Clermont  Academy  and  related  this  touching  incident, 
which  was  still  so  vivid  in  his  memory. 

Thus  was  established  the  Clermont  Academy,  which 
for  many  jears  continued  its  blessed  work  which  is  so 
well  remembered  by  the  many  pupils  scattered  so  widely 
over  the  world.  On  the  death  of  its  first  principal, 
James  Kennedy  Parker,  the  school  was  discontinued. 
The  Ijuildings  were  sold  a  few  years  ago  to  a  Presby- 
terian Society  to  be  used  as  a  Vacation  Home  for  work- 
ing girls. 

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(6)  James  Kennedy  Parker,  b.  Clermontville,  0.,  Sept.  22, 
1817;  d.  June  14,  1894.  The  mother  gave  Him,  and  her 
other  children,  careful  educational  training  at  home. 
When  not  six  years  old  he  was  a  pupil  of  Mr.  David 
Moreton.  Under  John  Cooper,  later  on,  he  not  only 
studied  the  common  school  branches,  but  trigonometry 
and  bookkeeping  in  the  log  cabin  schoolhouses  of  those 
times.  As  soon  as  he  and  his  sisrer  Susanna  were  old 
enough  they  were  sent  to  New  Richmond,  0.,  where 
they  could  enjoy  superior  educational  advantages.  He 
was  under  the  fine  training  of  Rev.  Charles  Swain, 
Clement  Pierce,  Rev.  Josiah  Denham,  Rev.  Mr.  Blake- 
ley  and  others  In  the  school  of  Mr.  John  W.  Wheeler, 
on  the  closing  day  of  school,  July  4,  1839,  James  K. 
Parker  made  his  first  public  address.  He  studied  in 
South  Hanover  Presbyterian  College,  near  Madison, 
Ind.,  entering  May,  1835 ;  entered  Pleasant  Hill  Acad- 
emy, near  Cincinnati,  O.,  May,  1839;  he  had  some  fine 
training  in  the  Lebanon  (O.)  Normal  School;  he  was 
a  scholar  of  great  ability  and  untiring  industry.  In 
1839  he  l>ecame  principal  of  Clermont  Academy;  he 
continued  in  that  position  until  1892,  except  sixteen 
months  which  he  spent  in  Wilberforce  University, 
Green  County,  0.  He  was  familiarly  known  through- 
out a  large  section  of  the  country  as  "Teacher  Par- 
ker," and  his  work  was  of  tlie  most  careful  and  endur- 
ing character.  M.,  Dee.  25,  1842,  Sarah  Preston  Ba- 
ker, b.  Georgetown,  O.,  Dec.  6,  1823;  d.  New  Richmond, 
0.,  May  8,  1901;  studied  at  Clermont  Academy  and  Leb- 
anon (0.)  Normal  School;  daughter  of  James  O.  Baker, 
b.  Maryland  and  d.  Clermontville,  0.,  summer  of  1859; 
ne  resided  in  several  Ohio  towns;  millwright  and  house 
l)uilder;  m.  Henrietta  Hermason,  b.  West  Hartford, 
Conn.,  and  d.  New  Richmond,  0. 

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(7)  Charlotte  Frances  Parker,  b.  Mount  Hygiene,  0.,  Dee. 
23,  1844;  resides  71  Oxford  Avenue,  Dayton,  O.; 
graduated  at  Clermont  Academy,  June,  1863;  also 
from  Young  Ladies'  Institute,  Granville,  O.,  June, 
186G;  school  teaelier  and  music  teacher;  m.,  in 
Lowell,  Mass.,  Dec.  25,  1867,  Rev.  Charles  Warren 
Currier,  b.  Lowell,  Mass.,  Dec.  22,  1842;  d.  Winfield, 
Kan.,  April  17,  1889;  Baptist  clergyman;  son  of  Seth 

Tames  Kennedy  Parker,  Principal  of  Clermont  Academy. 


Currier  and  Sarah  Johnson;  he  studied  in  Clermont 
Academy  and  Dennison  University,  Granville,  O.; 
ordained  at  Xenia,  O.,  Jan.,  1S79. 
(8)  Bertha  Vaughn  Currier,  b.  Mount  Hygiene,  O.,  May 
28,  1872;  now  a  teacher  in  the  public  schools  at 
Martin's  Ferry,  O.;  she  studied  in  Clermont  Acad- 
emy, Durion  University  and  mie  summer  in  the 
Chicago  (111.)  Normal  School;  diploma  in  the 
English  department  of  Shepardson  College,  Gran- 
ville, O.;  taught  Ave  years  at  Now  Richmond,  O.; 
principal  of  Antioch  College  one  year,  and  taught 
rhetoric;  a  very  successful  student  and  teacher. 
<8)  Edith  Henrietta  Currier,  b.  Clermont,  0.,  Dec.  10, 
1875;  resides  Dayton,  O. ;  graduated  from  Wooster 
High  School,  1893;  graduated  from  Musical  Con- 
servatory of  Shepardson  College,  Granville,  0., 
1897,  in  piano  training;  organ  player  and  piano 
teacher  in  Dayton,  0.,  from  fall  of  1897  to  spring 
of  1903;  m.,  Nov.  6,  1902,  David  Crebs,  b.  June  3, 
187G;  graduated  from  Dayton  (0.)  High  School, 
1895 ;  Rose  Technical  Institute.  Tnd..  1899 ;  su- 
perintendent and  chemist  of  the  Beaver  Soap 
Works,  Dayton,  O.;  sou  of  John  A.  Crebs  and 
Hattie  Beaver. 
(8)  Helen  .Tohnson  Currier,  b.  Xenia,  0.,  Aug.  24,  1880; 
resides  Dayton,  O.;  stenographer  and  clerk  in 
Miami  Building  and  Loan  Association;  graduated 
from  New  Richmond  (O. )  Higli  school,  and  from 
Miami  Business  College    (Dayton,  0.),  1901. 

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(7)  Charles  Mason  Parker,  b.  Mount  Hygiene,  O.,  March 
15,  1847;  d.  Dec.  4,  1878;  attorney-at-law;  studied  at 
Clermont  Academy  and  Dennison  University,  Gran- 
ville, O. 

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(7)  Sarah  Haseltine  Parker,  b.  Clermontville,  O.,  Sept.  7, 
1854;  resides  205  East  Burke  Street,  Martinsburg, 
W.  Va.;  graduated  fi'om  Clermont  Academy,  1876; 
m.,  Dec.  25,  1883,  David  H.  Stuckey,  b.  near  Mar- 
tinsburg, W.  Va.,  Sept.  5,  1852;  son  of  Daniel  Stuckey 
and  Elizabeth  Grantham;  deputy  sheriff. 


(8)  Alan  Kent  Stuckey,  b.  Mount  Hygiene,  0.,  Sept.  11, 
1885;  resides  301  Delaware  Avenue,  N.  E.,  Wash- 
ington, D.  C;  civil  engineei-. 

(7)  Eva  Parker,  b.  Mount  Hygiene.  O..  March  29,  1860;  re- 
sides Martin's  Ferry,  W.  Va.;  graduated  from  Cler- 
mont Academy,  1880;  m.,  July  7,  1881,  Rev.  Edward 
Andrew  Read,  b.  Norton,  Mass.,  April  27,  1852;  Bap- 
tist minister;  graduated  from  Colby  (Me.)  Univer- 
sity, 1875;  Newton  (Mass.)  Theological  Seminary, 
1878;  son  of  Rev.  William  Read  and  Susan  Austin. 
(8)   Austin  Parker   Read,  b.  Clermoutville,   0.,  .June  24, 

(S)   Mason  Kent  Read,   b.   Wauseon,  Fulton  County,  O., 
March  12,  1891. 

(7)   Dr.  James  Kennedy  Parker,  b.  Wauseon,  0.,  April   6, 
1862;  d.  Denver,  Col.,  Sept.  29,  1889;  studied  at  Cler- 
mont Academy  and  Mianu  Medical  College  with  Doc- 
tor Scudder;   m.,  June  9,  1889,  Ella  Carey  Smith,  b. 
Dec,  1861;  no  children. 
(6)   Susanna  Everts  Parker,  b.  Mount  Hygiene.  O..  April  28, 
1819;   d.  Penmaen,  New  Richmond,  0.,  March  5,  1890; 
she  and  her  Ijrother  James  were  sent  to  New  Richmond, 
0.,  to  school;   she  studied  in  the  school  of  Miss  Sarah 
Ann  Molyneaux,  wlio  became  Mrs.  Doctor  Rogers;  also 
in  the  school  of  Mrs.  John  J.  A.  Weakley;  she  was  also 
under   tlie    influence   of  the   lectures  of   Dr.   James  T. 
Johnson,   a  very  intelligent,  scholarly  and   public-spir- 
ited man,  who  gave  free  lectures  on  English  and  bot- 
any;  m.,  Aug.  31,  1827,  Thomas  Donaldson,  b.  London, 
Eng.,  Nov.  27,   1805;    d.  Penmaen,  New  Richmond,  0., 
Jan.   27,   1894;    soon   after   his   marriage   he   bought   a 
tract  of  land,  then  covered  with  forest,  and  made  it  into 
a   fine   farm;    his    daughter,   Mrs.    Elvira    Barkley,    re- 
sides on  this  old  homestead;    he  was  a  man  of  many 
noble  qualities. 


(7)   Emily  Hough  Donaldson,   b.  Mount  Hygiene,  O.,   Jan. 
7,  1838;    d.  Penmaen,  O..   Feb.   19,  1884;    m.,   Oct.   2, 


1883,  Frederick  Kellogg  Gilette,  b.  Sept.  27,  1844; 
resides  Station  A.,  Bellingham,  Washington;  no  chil- 

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(7)  Anna  Priscilla  Donaldson,  h.  Penmaen,  0.,  Dec.  15, 
1839;  d.  Nov.  5,  18G2;  unm. 

(7)  Christian  Donaldson,  b.  Penniacn,  O..  Feb.  22,  1842; 
d.  May  29,  18G4;  shot  near  Acworth,  Ga.,  while  on 
duty  in  the  Federal  Army. 

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(7)  Howard  Gay  Donaldson,  b.  Penmaen,  O.,  June  14,  1844; 
d.  Dec.  24,  1874. 

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(7)   Mary  Jane  Donaldson,  b.   Penmaen,  O.,  Oct.  12,  1846; 
d.  Kellogg,  la.,  Dec.  28,  1880;   m.,  at  Penmaen,  Dec. 
22,  1872,  Cyrus  M.  Paul. 
(8)   Two  children;  d.  in  infancy. 


(7)  Elvira  Herrick  Donaldson,  b.  Penmaen,  O.,  Jan.  18, 
1849;  resides  New  Richmond,  0.;  graduated  from 
Clermont  (0.)  Academy,  June  26,  1868;  m.  Jan.  29, 
1896,  John  Spencer  Barkley,  b.  Clermontville,  0.,  Oct. 
4,  1852;  farmer;  attended  public  schools  and  Cler- 
mont Academy;  no  children.  (He  is  the  third  gen- 
eration of  Barkleys:  James  Barkley',  b.  Dec.  6,  1796; 
d.  Nov.  1,  1830;  of  German  parentage;  moved  from 
Pennsylvania  to  Clermont  County,  O.,  about  1811,  and 
lived  in  the  Boat  Run  neighborhood;  m.  Elizabeth 
Carter,  b.  July  9,  1801;  William  G.  Barkley=,  b.  May 
27,  1820;  Catherine  E.  Barkley-,  b.  Jan.  3,  1822; 
Ferry  H.  Barkley^,  b.  April  30,  1824;  Rebecca  E. 
Barcley=,  b.  April  9,  1826;  Henry  Carter  Barkley=,  b. 
Dec.  2,  1827;  d.  Nov.  12,  1890;  m.  (first),  March  27, 
1850,  Barbara  Jane  Clark,  b.  April  21,  1832;  d.  Oct. 
13,  1867;  m.  (second),  Melissa  Bucknam,  b.  June  30, 
1840.  Children  of  first  wife:  John  Spencer  Barkley^ 
b.  Oct.  4,  1852;  Maria  Belle  Barkley^  b.  Aug.  26,  1857; 
d.  Sept.  17,  1858;  Mary  Ida  Barkley^  b.  May  24,  1860; 
Mary  Jane  Barkley^  b.  Dec.  16,  1863;  Ella  Carter 
Barkley^  b.  March  19,  1867;  d.  1869.  Children  of 
second  wife:  George  Curtis  Barkley^  b.  July  17,  1871; 


d.  Feb.  16,  1897;  Clarence  Tell  Barkley^  b.  July  30, 
1876.  James  M.  Barkley^,  b.  Jan.  24,  1831;  d.  Sept. 
4,  1851.) 

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(7)   Jessie   Donaldson,    b.    Penniaen,    O.,    Sept.    2,    1851;    d. 
July    14,    1877;    studied    in   Clermont   Academy;    m., 
June   18,   1870,  Thomas  Winflekl  South;    resided  Ta- 
cony  and  Philadelphia,  Pa. 
(8)   Mamie  Ditsou   South,  b.   Dec.   5,   1874;    d.   Philadel- 
phia, Pa.,  Oct.,  1880. 

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4:  4:  4:  4:  4: 

(7)  Parker  Donaldson,  b.  Pomnaen,  0.,  Feb.  13,  1800;  grad- 
uated from  Clermont  Academy;  United  States  En- 
gineer's office,  room  405,  Cincinnati,  O. 
(6)  Dr.  William  Tell  Parker,  b.  Mount  Hygiene,  O.,  May  18, 
1821;  d.  Tracy  City,  Tenn.,  Oct.  12,  1876;  m.  (first), 
Oct.  10,  1859,  Ann  Denman,  b.  Erie  County,  0.,  Aug. 
27,  1826;  d.  Henry  County,  O.,  Oct.  10,  1849;  studied 
at  Clermont  Academy,  Carey  Academy  (afterwards 
known  as  College  Hill,  Cincinnati,  0.);  studied  medi- 
cine in  the  office  of  Dr.  W.  P.  Kincaid  at  Neville,. 
0.,  at  the  same  time  teaching  in  that  town; 
attended  the  full  course  of  lectures  at  Eclectic 
Medical  College,  Cincinnati,  O.,  graduating  in  1847;  he 
began  the  practice  of  medicine  at  Birmingham,  O.,  but 
left  in  two  months  for  the  California  gold  fields,  where 
he  remained  two  years,  at  Marysville,  etc.;  returned  to 
Birmingham;  resided  on  a  farm  in  Henry  County  and 
in  1869  went  to  Tracy  City,  Tenn.;  m.  (second),  at 
Sandusky,  O.,  Dec.  23,  1860,  Sarah  Maria  Aumond,  b. 
Feb.  11,  1839;  she  resides  522  West  Fourth  Avenue, 
Denver,  Col. 

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Children  of  first  wife: 

(7)  Frederick  Donaldson  Parker,  b.  Clermont  County,  O., 
Sept.  1,  1850;  resides  1716  Marion  Street,  Denver, 
Col.;  graduated  from  Prof.  Job  Fish's  Select  High 
School,  Birmingham,  0.,  and  Clermont  Academy; 
has  lived  in  Ohio  towns:  Birmingham,  Norwalk, 
Akron,   and   in  Tracy   City,   Tenn.,   Des  Moines,   la.. 









etc.;  real  estate  dealer;  m.,  May  27,  1S79,  Frances  E. 
Pritchard,  b.  Des  Moines,  la.,  Nov.  27,  1858;  grad- 
uated from  Des  Moines  High  School,  June  9,  1876; 
daughter  of  George  A.  Pritchard  and  Jennie  E. 
(8)   Bertha  Marguerite  Parker,  b.   Denver,  Col.,  July  2, 

1880;  d.  Feb.  15,  1887. 
(8)   Clara   Leslie   Parker,   b.   Denver,   May    23,    1884;    d. 

Feb.  15,  1887. 
(8)   Freda  May  Parker,  b.  Denver.  May  28,  1887;    grad- 
uated from  East  Denver  High   School,  1905;    post 
graduate  course  at  same  high  school  and  manual 
training  high  school,  1906;   employed  in  an  archi- 
tect's office. 
(8)   Bernice  Fay  Parker,  b.  Denver,  May  28,  1887;   grad- 
uated from  same  schools  as  her  sister;  in  real  es- 
tate office  with  her  father. 
(8)   Jean  Parker,  b.  Denver,  May  15,  1889;  senior  in  East 

Denver  High  School. 
(8)   Fern  Parker,  b.  Victor,   Col.,   Sept.   8,   1895;    also  a 
diligent  student. 

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(7)  Anna  Marinda  Parker,  b.  Birmingham,  Erie  County, 
O.,  Jan.  12,  1855;  d.  Greeuridge,  Mo.,  Aug.  12,  1879; 
lived  Tracy  County,  Tonn.,  Munroe,  Mich.;  m.,  Jan. 
24,  1878,  Robert  B.  Buchans,  b.  Kingston,  Ulster 
County,  N.  Y.,  Feb.  5,  1853;  graduated  at  Oberliu 
(0.)  College;  merchant;  he  resides  Saugerties,  Ul- 
ster County,  N.  Y. ;  son  of  James  A,  Buchans  and 
Hester  A.  Van  Wagoner;  no  children. 

Child  of  second  wife: 

(7)   Wilhelmina    (Minna)    Maria   Parker,   b.   Birmingham, 
O.,    Feb.    4,    1863;    studied    in    Tracy    City    (Tenn.) 
schools    and    at    Clermont    Academy;     m.,    Feb.    16, 
1886,   Isaac  Rudolph   Miller,   b.   New  Albany,   Floyd 
Countj',  Ind.,  June  27,  1856;  carpenter  in  the  employ 
of    the    Union    Pacific    Railroad    Company;    son    of 
Hamlin    Rudolph   Miller   and   Elizabeth   H.    Neat  of 
New  Albany,  Ind.;  no  children. 
(6)   Dr.  Charles  Coleman  Parker,  b.  Mount  Hygiene,  O.,  Sept. 
12,  1823;   d.  Jan.  12,  1906;    physician  and  surgeon;   re- 
sided for  many  years  at  Fayette,  la.;  educated  in  the 


schools  of  his  neighborhood  and  in  Carey's  Academy, 
near  Cincinnati,  O.;  attended  Cincinnati  (O.)  Medi- 
cal College  and  graduated  from  Starling's  Medical  Col- 
lege, Columbus,  O.,  1850;  in  the  latter  college  he  oc- 
cupied for  awhile  the  chair  of  demonstration  of  anat- 
omy; m.,  Oct.  4,  1853,  Sarah  Maria  Lakin,  b.  April  8, 
1829;  d.  Fayette,  la.,  Dec.  5,  1888;  daughter  of  William 

P.  Lakin  and  Sarah  ;    she  studied  in  Clermont 

Academy.  "On  account  of  her  gentle  Christian  ways 
she  left  a  precious  memory  in  the  community  where 
she  lived." 

"In  1855  Dr.  Parker,  desiring  a  wider  field  of  lal)or, 
went  on  horseback  from  Louisville,  Ky.,  and  decided 
to  build  his  home  at  Fayette,  la.  The  natural  beauty 
of  the  place  attracted  him,  and  its  oeing  the  seat  of 
Upper  Iowa  University.  This  was  a  struggling  school 
to  be  helped.  For  awhile  he  lectured,  there  on  chem- 
istry and  anatomy  without  any  nope  of  pecuniary  re- 
ward. For  45  years  he  was  a  trustee  of  this  school, 
aiding  its  growth  with  a  zeal,  enthusiasm  and  single- 
ness of  purpose." 

The  funeral  sermon  was  by  Rev.  J.  L.  Paine,  and 
was  published  by  request  and  widely  and  eagerly  read. 
It  was  from  the  verse  which  he  thought  most  nearly 
described  the  doctor's  loving,  earnest  life.  "Ye  are 
our  epistle,  written  in  our  hearts,  and  known  and 
read  of  all  men."  The  following  are  among  some  of 
the  glowing  tributes: 

"Fifty  years  ago  last  December  I  was  teaching  in  the 
log  school  house  which  stood  in  the  grove  hard  by  the 
residence  of  Brother  James  Robertson,  who  was  one 
of  the  directors.  According  to  the  custom  of  that  day, 
the  teacher  'boarded  round,'  and  the  Robertson  home 
was  my  first  place  of  entertainment.  Dr.  Parker  and 
his  excellent  wife  had  just  arrived,  and  were  staying 
with  Brother  Robertson  until  their  own  house  could  be 
occupied.  Amid  the  freedom  of  frontier  conditions,  a 
week  under  the  same  roof  furnished  an  excellent  op- 
portunity for  intimate  acquaintance.  I  recognized  at 
once  the  princely  character  of  the  man,  and  his  gen- 
erous nature  seemed  to  reach  out  and  embrace  me,  and 
we  wei*e  close  friends  at  once  and  ever  after. 

"Dr.  Parker's  devotion  to  his  wife  attracted  my  at- 
tioned  and  won  my  admiration  from  the  first.     Every 

'  Penmaren."  the  home  of  Thomas  Donaldson. 

Thomas  Donaldson  in  sitting-room  at  "  Penmaren."  in  his  eighty-sixth  year. 


degree  of  tenderness,  every  measure  of  affection,  was 
manifest  and  shown,  not  by  sentimental  words,  but  by 
kindliest  action.  He  was  a  lover  to  the  last — dignified, 
but  informal,  chivalrous  and  sincere. 

"As  children  came  to  bless  the  home  the  same  traits 
were  prominent.  Their  physical,  moral  and  intel- 
lectual well-being  were  carefully  guarded,  and  no  out- 
side interest,  however  pressing,  was  permitted  to  come 
between  him  and  his  family. 

"But  his  solicitude  for  his  family  did  not  stop  with 
them;  it  reached  out  to  all  his  acquaintances,  and  es- 
pecially to  those  to  whom  he  ministered  profession- 
ally. He  did  not  choose  his  profession  merely  as  a 
means  of  worldly  gain  and  promotion,  but  as  offering 
him  the  best  field  in  which  to  exercise  his  God-given 
talents  and  by  that  exercise  to  bless  humanity.  He  felt 
tnat,  having  entered  this  work,  responsibility  was  laid 
upon  him  by  the  Almighty,  from  which  he  did  not  wish 
nor  dare  to  flinch.  Wherever  there  was  a  wail  of  dis- 
tress, brought  to  his  ear,  be  it  from  hovel  or  palace, 
with  promise  of  reward  or  without  hope  of  emolument, 
by  night  or  by  day,  in  heat  or  cold,  there  lay  his  path 
of  duty  and  he  faltered  not. 

"1  see  him  now,  as  memory's  picture  brings  before 
me  those  early  days,  sitting  on  his  little  brown  mare, 
plunging  into  the  oncoming  darkness,  out  onto  the  un- 
fenced  and  almost  trackless  prairie.  The  cry  of  the 
afflicted  was  to  him  the  cry  of  God.  Kindness  was  in 
the  very  warp  and  woof  of  liis  being,  and  extended  to 
all  animals  as  well  as  to  men. 

"Dr.  Parker  was  eminently  industrious.  He  seemed 
to  act  upon  the  conviction  that  he  was  debited  with 
.  sixty  minutes  of  each  waking  hour,  and  for  each 
minute  thus  debited  he  sought  to  show  a  corresponding 
credit  of  something  worthy  accomplished.  One  day 
I  entered  his  office  and  said,  'Dr.,  if  you  are  not  busy, 
I  wish  you  would  look  at  my  arm,  though  if  you  are  in 
a  hurry  I  can  come  in  again.'  With  the  trace  of  a 
smile  coming  over  his  usually  grave  countenance,  he 
replied,  'I  am  always  busy,  but  never  in  a  hurry.'  It 
was  the  key  to  his  busy  life  and  shows  how  he  was  able 
to  accomplish  so  much. 

"While  carrying  a  large  practice,  he  found  time  to 
study  and  keep  abreast  with  the  very  front  of  his  pro- 



fession,  taking  part  in  public  enterprises,  mingling- 
largely  in  social  life,  and  cultivating,  chiefly  with  his 
own  hands,  vegetable  and  flower  gardens  which  were 
the  pride  and  admiration  of  the  city.  He  once  said, 
'I  never  allow  a  weed  to  go  to  seed  in  my  garden.' 

"With  him  a  dollar  given  to  better  the  condition  of 
a  fellow  being,  or  a  call  made  to  relieve  human  suffer- 
ing, though  it  brought  no  moneyed  return,  was  not 
deemed  lost.  It  was  so  much  laid  up.  He  preferred  to 
suffer  inconvenience  himself  rather  than  to  distress 
another.  I  remember  in  a  time  of  great  stringency,  I 
was  talking  with  him  al>out  his  financial  affairs.  He  was 
in  need  df  money,  and  I  said  to  him,  'You  have  a  large 
amount  on  your  books — why  not  urge  collections  more 
vigorously?  Your  accounts  are  good,  are  they  not?' 
And  I  shall  never  forget  his  grave,  earnest  look;  half 
reproach,  half  sympathy,  as  he  said,  'Yes,  they  are 
nearly  all  good,  sometime,  and  I  am  urging  those  who 
are  in  circumstances  to  pay  to  do  so  now.  But  most  of 
them  are  very  hard  pushed  just  now.  I  went  to  them 
to  relieve  their  suffering,  and  I  cannot  bring  myself  to 
distress  them  again  unless  I  am  in  great  personal 

"And  so  when  it  was  said,  'Dr.  Parker  is  dead,'  many 
said  with  trembling  voice  and  moistened  eye,  'Oh,  dear 
old  Dr.  Parker!'  He  was  thus  rich  in  the  truest  riches. 
And  the  memory  of  his  noble  deeds  will  never  fade 

Many  other  noble  tributes  were  given  by  those  who 
had  long  known  Doctor  Parker.  Dr.  J.  W.  McLean 
said,  "He  passed  from  the  ranks  of  living  members  of 
his  profession  without  an  enemy,  bearing  with  him  the 
confidence,  esteem  and  love  of  all  who  knew  him. 
From  an  intimate  professional  association  with  him  of 
more  than  twenty  years,  I  can  say  that  I  never  knew 
a  more  noble,  pure-minded,  unselfish,  conscientious 
physician  than  he.  Anywhere  and  everywhere  among 
his  professional  brethren,  or  at  the  bedside  of  the 
sick,  he  was  always  the  courteous,  sympathetic,  Chris- 
tian gentleman." 

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(7)   "William   Lakin  Parker,  b.  Point  Pleasant,  0.,  Feb.   5, 
1855;  d.  Sept.  15,  1855. 


(7)  Rev.  Daniel  Mason  Parker,  b.  Fayette,  la.,  Oct.  29, 
1856;  resides  New  Hampton,  la.;  Methodist  Episco- 
pal minister;  graduated  from  Upper  Iowa  Univer- 
sity, Fayette,  la.,  1879;  preacliing  points:  Lansing, 
la.,  1880-83;  New  Hampton,  la.,  1884-87;  Grafton, 
N.  D.,  1887-88:  Jamestown,  N.  D.,  1888-89;  Hawley 
Circuit.  la.,  1889-90;  Waucoma,  la.,  1890-93;  Nora 
Springs,  la.,  1893-97;  Hawkeye,  la.,  1898-99;  Wau- 
coma, la.,  1899-1900;  Postville,  la.,  1900-02;  New 
Hampton,  la.,  1902-'0G;  m.,  Jan.  21,  1887,  Sarah  Em- 
eline  McDonald,  b.  Dundee,  111.,  1869;  daughter  of 
Rol)ert  P.  McDonald  and  Kate  Sherman. 
(8)   Charles  Sherman  Parker,  b.  Grafton,  N.  D.,  Feb.  17, 

(8)   Sarah  Blythe  Parker,  b.  New  Hampton,  la.,  Nov.  22. 

(8)   Laurice    Daniel    Parker,    b.    Postville,    la.,    July    16', 

'H'  *  *  *  i^ 

*  *  l|c  *  3): 

(7)  Charles  Lucius  Parker,  b.  Fayette,  la.,  Aug.  1,  1859; 
address,  209-210  Globe  Block,  Seattle,  Wash.;  attor- 
ney-at-law;  graduated  from  Upper  Iowa  University, 
Fayette,  la.,  1881;  law  department,  Unlvei-sity  of 
Michigan,  1894;  resided  as  follows:  Fayette,  la.,  un- 
til 1880;  West  Union,  la.,  1880-'82;  Bathgate,  N.  D.. 
1882-'89;  Ann  Arbor,  Mich.,  1893-'94;  moved  to  Seat- 
tle, Wash.,  1894;  m.,  at  Decorah,  la.,  Aug.  20,  1884, 
Violet  Truman,  b.  July  5,  1857;  studied  at  Upper 
Iowa  University,  Fayette,  la.;  daughter  of  Thomas 
Truman  and  Elizabeth  Boyles;  no  children. 


(7)  Sarah  Prlscllla  Parker,  b.  Fayette,  la.,  April  27,  1863; 
d.  Feb.  6,  1870. 


(7)  Carrie  Ritchy  Parker,  b.  Fayette,  la.,  Oct.  29,  1865; 
d.  Aug.  21,  1880. 


(7)  Dr.  James  Donaldson  Parker,  b.  Fayette,  la.,  Feb.  11, 
1868;  doctor  and  surgeon;  resides  Fayette,  la.;  grad- 
uated Upper  Iowa  University,  Fayette,  la.,  1889;  Uul- 


versity  of  Michigau,  1892;   m.,  Aug.  23,  1892,  Nellie 
R.  Klemme,  b.  Howard  County,  la.,  Mtirch  10,  1871; 
graduated  from  Upper  Iowa  University,  1890;  daugh- 
ter of  William  H.  Klemme  and  Mary  A.  Bolles. 
(8)   Hugh  Klemme  Parker,  b.  April  11,  1894. 
(8)    Dorothy  Lakin  Parker,  b.  March  28,  1896. 
(8)   Eleanor  Bolles  Parker,  b.  Oct.  31,  1905. 
(6)    Daniel  Mulloy  Parker;  b.  Montgomery,  O.,  Nov.  23,  1825; 
d.  Franklin,  0.,  Aug.  3,  1878;   attended  Clermont    (0.) 
Academy;    teacher    and     farmer;     m.,    Dec.    25,    1856, 
Harriet  Cook,   b.  Franklin,  O.,  Nov.   16,   1826;    resides 
Pueblo,  Col.;    educated  in  the  public  schools  and  Cler- 
mont   (O.)    Academy;    daughter    of   William    Cook,    b. 
Pennsylvania,  Aug.  25,  1799;  d.  April  10,  1877;  farmer; 
and  Sophia  Inloes,  b.  Maryland,  April  11,  1807;  d.  Feb. 
16,    1884;    daughter   of  William    Inloes   and   Elizabeth 

^  :{;  :i!  ^  :}: 

(7)   Josephine  Parker,  b.  Mount  Hygiene.  O.,  June  1,  1859; 
attended  the  public  schools  and  took  a  partial  course 
at  Parker's  Academy,  Clernicmt,  O.;  taught  five  years 
/  in  the  public  schools  of  Clermont  County,   0.;    five 

years  in  Manitou  Springs,  Col.,  and  ten  years  in  Pue- 
blo, Col.;  unni. 
(6)   Mason  Doane  Parker,  b.  Clermont  County,  0.,  March  17, 
1828;  d.  Cincinnati,  O.,  March  29,  1865;  studied  in  Cler- 
mont  Academy;    resided    Cincinnati,    O.;    teacher   and 
superintendent    of    public   schools;    ni.,    July    24,    1856, 
Lucy  E.   Herron,  b.  Cincinnati,  O.,   Sept.   24,  1831;    d. 
Nov.  30,  1898;   graduated  at  Cincinnati   (O.)   Wesleyan 
College,   1848;    daughter  of  Joseph  Herron  and  Eliza- 
beth Rogers. 
(7)   Lucie   Mason   Parker,   b.   Cincinnati,    O.,    July    6,   1857 
(resided     Washington,     D.     C);      graduated     from 
Wesleyan  College  for  Women,  Cincinnati,  1875;  from 
Dayton    (0.)    Normal   School,  1877;    taught,  Monnett 
Hall,  Ohio  Wesleyan  University,  fall  of  1875-76;  Cin- ■ 
cinnati  Wesleyan  College,  1878-79;   Chickering  Insti- 
tute for  Boys,  Cincinnati,  O.,  1879-80;  Nashville  Col- 
lege for  Young  Ladies,  1886-'S9;  Mount  Vernon  Sem- 
inary,   Washington,    D.    C,    1889-'94;    Central    High 
School,   Washington,   D.   C,   1894-1905;    m.,  Nov.   15, 
1905,   Earl   Cranston,   b.  Athens,   O.,    June  27,   1840; 
groduated   from  Ohio    University,   Athens,    O.,    1861; 


elected  bishop  of  Methodist  Episcopal  Church,  1896; 
entered  the  ministry,  1867;  pastor  and  presiding 
elder  until  1884;  pul)lishing  agent,  1884-'96;  served 
in  Civil  War  as  private,  orderly  sergeant,  first  lieu- 
tenant, adjutant  and  captain;  son  of  Earl  Cranston 
and  Jane  Montgomery;   no  children. 

H;  *  *  *  * 

(7)  Lillie  Rogers  Parker,  b.  Cincinnati,  O.,  Aug.  22,  1861; 
d.  April  19,  1862. 
1 6)  Eben  Armstrong  Parker,  b.  Mount  Hygiene,  O.,  Jan.  27, 
1831;  d.  Indianapolis,  Ind.,  Sept.  12,  1898;  attorney-at- 
law;  m.,  July  24,  1860,  Elizabeth  Rebecca  Barkley,  b. 
Laurel,  O.,  Feb.  26,  1837;  d.  Indianapolis,  Ind.,  Jan. 
22,  1898. 

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(7)  Mattie  Maria  Parker,  b.  Milford,  0.,  Aug.  8,  1861; 
graduated  at  Indianapolis  (Ind.)  High  School,  1880; 
resides  Franklin,  O.;  m.,  July  18,  1883.  Samuel  Alva 
Wilson,  1).  Greenwood,  Johnson  County,  Ind.,  May  28, 
1851;    real    estate    and    insurance    busines.«;    son    of 

William  Wilson  and  Jane . 

(8)   Julia  Lyle  Wilson,  b.  Franklin,  Ind.,  Feb.  26,  1884; 

in  Franklin  College  in  1906. 
(8)   Elizabeth  Jane  Wilson,  b.  June  16,  1886;   in  Frank- 
lin College  in  1906. 
(8)    Ida  Maria  Wilson,  b.  May  31,  1890;  in  Franklin  High 

School  in  1906. 
(8)   Parker  Jones  Wilson,  b.  Oct.  28,  1894. 

(7)  Barkley  Parker,  b.  Nov.  5,  1865;  resides  114  North 
Street,  Indianapolis,  Ind.;   unm. 

■P  •¥  I*  *  T* 

(7)    Sarah    Belle    Parker,    b.    Indianapolis,    Ind.,    Dec.    25, 

1867;    resides    with   her   brother,    114    North    Street, 

Indianapolis,   Ind.;    unm. 

(6)   Mary  Priscilla  Parker,  b.  Mount  Hygiene,  O.,  March   3, 

1837;  d.  Cincinnati,  O.,  Oct.  16,  1880;  m.,  June  25,  1860, 

George  B.  Nichols,  b.  Clermont,  O.,  Oct.  7,  1835. 

^  ^  ;{:  ijc  :{c 

(7)   Edwin    True    Nichols,    b.    Terrace    Park,    O.,    Dec.    18, 
1867;  m.,  June  23,  1897,  Henrietta  R.  Danks,  b.  Cin- 
cinnati, O.,  Feb.  27,  1875. 
(8)   Ruth  Nichols,  b.  July  7,  1898. 


(5)   Martha  Mulloy,  b.  Litchfield,  Me.,  Feb.  20,  1796;  d.  Friday, 
Jan.  2,  1857;  buried  in  Concord  Cemetery. 

"Martha  Mulloy  went  to  Ohio  with  her  brother  Thomas. 
She  was  a  woman  of  wonderful  fortitude  and  practica- 
bility. She  and  her  brother,  Thomas  Mulloy,  were  pos- 
sessed of  strong:  intellectual  faculties  and  deep  religious 
convictions.  They  were  soon  leaders  in  society  and  the 

Mrs.  Abby  C.  Hitch,  Catawlta,  Pendleton  county,  Ky., 
says:  "She  died  trustins;  in  her  Savior.  The  night  be- 
fore her  spirit  left  the  body  she  insisted  that  all  of  ns 
who  were  watching  by  her  bed  should  lie  down,  for  she 
wanted  to  be  alone  with  the  angels.  We  did  not  sleep. 
For  some  time  we  could  hear  her  whispering  as  if  she 
were  in  conversation  or  prayer.  Then  she  took  a  cougn- 
ing  spell.  In  the  morning  she  passed  away  to  her  Heav- 
enly home." 

M.,  Nov.  28,  1820,  William  Bacon  Sherwin,  b.  near  Wa- 
terville.  Me.,  July  13,  179G;  d.  Thursday,  Nov.  30,  1887 j 
he  conducted  a  cooperage  Inisiness  in  connection  with 
his  farming;  he  lived  near  Point  Pleasant,  O.,  until  long 
after  the  birth  of  Gen.  U.  S.  Grant,  with  whose  parents  the 
Sherwins  were  Intimately  connected;  before  the  Civil 
War  the  Sherwins  moved  to  Kentucky  and  located  on 
the  banks  of  the  Licking  River,  about  thirty  miles  from 
Cincinnati,  0.;  William  Sherwin  was  the  son  of  Elnathan 
Sherwin  and  Abigail  Bacon,  who  lived  near  Waterville, 
Me.;  the  brothers  and  sisters  of  W.  B.  Sherwin  were: 
Josiah  Sherwin;  Sophia  Sherwin,  who  m.  Mr.  Belknap 
and  lived  near  Waterville,  Me.;  Charlotte  Sherwin,  who 
m.  Mr.  Cathcart  and  lived  in  Dayton,  O.;  Caroline  Sher- 
win, who  m.  Mr.  Reddington;  Nancy  T.  Sherwin,  who  m. 
Lee  Thompson  and  lives  at  Point  Pleasant,  O.;  Elbridge 
Torry  Sherwin,  who  m.  Mary  Ann  Debrular  and  lived  at 
Point  Pleasant,  O.;  most  of  these  Sherwins  came  to  Ohio 
about  the  time  the  Mulloys  moved  there;  the  parents  are 
buried  on  the  home  place;  Elnathan  Sherwin  was  in  the 
Revolutionary  War,  near  Canada. 
(6)   Justice  Mulloy   Sherwin,   b.  Nov.   13,   1821;    d.   Aug.    17, 

(6)   James  Leander  Cathcart  Sherwin,  b.  Sept.  10,  1825;   re- 
sides  Bishop,   Cal.;    he  went  to   California   in    March, 
1859;  he  went  by  ship  to  the  Isthmus  of  Panama  and 
walked  to  the  Pacific  coast  and  embarked  on  another 













vessel;  he  made  money  enough  to  return  home  for  his 
wife;    they   made   the  journey   to   California   over  the 
plains   in  wagons,  and  were  six  months  on  the  way; 
they  had  many  hardships  and  had  many  dangers  from 
the  Indians;    but  they  kept  on  their  way  with  sturdy 
zeal.     Doctor  Carr  and  his  wife,  Nancy  Sherwin,  went 
with   them;    Mr.    Sherwin  was  a  cooper  by   trade;    in 
California  he  was  engaged  in  prospecting-  and  farming; 
m..  Dee.  16,  1858,  Nannie  E.  Colvin,  b.  four  miles  from 
Falmouth,    Ky.,    Sept.    21,   1833;    d.   May   5,    1905;    she 
taught  school  for  five  years  and  was  very  successful; 
daughter  of  Birkett  Colvin  and  Nancy  Minor. 
(7)   Lilly  May  Sherwin,  b.  Ophir,  Nev.,  May  17,  1863;   re- 
sides 2240  Rose  Street,  Berkley.  Cal.;  m.  (first),  Feb. 
18,  1885,  Robert  Frederic  Brooks,  b.  New  York  City, 
May  21,   1836;    deceased;    studied    in   high   school  of 
Bishop,  Cal.;  merchant;  m.  (second),  C.  C.  Radcliffe; 
Children  of  first  husband: 

(8)   Blanche  Edna   Brooks,  b.  July   19,   1884;    a  teacher 

for  two  years  at  Bishop,  Cal. 
(8)   Frederic   Sherwin   Brooks,   b.    Sept.   21,    1885;    helps 

his  mother  in  her  store. 
(8)   Floyd  Clenlon  Brooks,  b.  Feb.  21,  1887. 
(7)   Nannie  Minor  Sherwin,  b.  Nevada,  July  31,  1865;    re- 
sides Round   Valley,    Inyo   County,   Cal.;    studied   in 
Round  Valley  and   Bishop    (Cal.)    schools;    m.,  Feb. 
18,    1885,    John    Prince    Smith,    b.    June    24,    1861; 
(8)   Grace  Birdena  Smith,  b.  Oct.  26,  1886;   educated  in 
Round  Valley  and  Bishop    (Cal.)    schools  and  the 
Union  High  School. 
(8)   Russel  Colvin  Smith,  b.  Jime  28,  1889. 
(8)   Henry  Foster  Smith,  b.  April  8,  1891. 
<8)   Esther  Marion  Smith,  b.  July  29,  1893. 
(8)    Birkett   Smith,  b.  Feb.   14,  1896. 
(8)   Blanche  Minor  Smith,  b.  Aug.  24,  1899. 
(8)   Prince  Lyle  Smith,  b.  March  13,  1904. 
(7)   Martha  Katherine  Sherwin,  b.  Round  Valley,  Cal.,  Feb. 
11,  1867;  studied  in  Round  Valley  and  Bishop  (Cal.) 
(7)   Grace  Sherwin,  b.  Round  Valley,  Cal.,  Dec.  25,  1869; 
resides  Round  Valley,  Cal.;  studied  in  Round  Valley 
schools  and  in  Inyo  Academy;  m.,  Dec.  29,  1887,  Isaac 
Foster  Smith,  b.  Oct.  26,  1856;  farmer. 


(8)   Ella  May  Smith,  b.  Dec.  25,  1888. 

(8)   Deborah  B.  Smith,  b.  Sept.  28,  1890. 

(8)   Walter  Smith,  b.  Feb.  3,  1892. 

(8)   Isaac  Foster  Smith,  b.  Nov.  26,  1897. 

(8)   Grace  Elizabeth  Smith,  b.  Oct.  11,  1898. 

(8)   Arthur  Smith,  b.  April  21,  1901. 

(8)  Laura  Smith,  b.  March  4,  1903. 
(7)  Birkett  Ehiathan  Sherwin,  b.  Round  Valley,  Cal.,  April 
21,  1871;  resides  2240  Rose  Street,  Berkley,  Cal.;  civil 
and  mining  engineer;  attended  Round  "Valley  schools 
and  graduated  from  Inyo  Academy  May  17,  1893; 
m.,  Jan.  20,  1900,  Christine  Gregory,  b.  Bodie,  Cal., 
Feb.  18,  1880;  educated  in  Bodie  schools  and  Stock- 
ton (Cal.)  business  college;  daughter  of  Nathan 
Gregory  and  Katherine  Cook. 

(8)    Marvin  Birkett  Sherwin,  b.  Aug.  28,  1901. 

(8)   Vernon  Gregory  Sherwin,  b.  Sept.  21,  1905. 
(7)   James  William  Sherwin,  b.  Sept.  24,  1875;   resides  Bo- 
die,   Cal.;    educated    in   Round    Valley    schools    and 
Inyo  Academy;  civil  and  mining  engineer;   m.  Idella 

(8)   Guinevere  Sherwin,  b.  Sept.  11,  1901. 

(8)   Dorothy  Sherwin,  b.  June  28,  1906. 

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(6)  Nancy  Thompson  Sherwin,  b.  Feb.  29,  1827;  d.  Peach 
Grove,  Ky.,  Jan.  11,  1879;  lived  Kentucky,  Iowa  and 
California;  m.,  Oct.  22,  1845,  Dr.  Lancelot  Carr,  b. 
Ohio,  Feb.  2,  1819;  d.  Peach  Grove,  Ky.,  April  10,  1887; 
parents  were  of  Baltimore,  Md. 

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(7)   Charley  Edwin  Carr,  b.  Oct.  16,  1848;  resides  Emerson, 
Iowa;   plasterer  and  brick  layer;   m.   Sadie  Sheldon 
of  Emerson,  la. 
(8)   Florence  Carr,  b.  Dec.  8,  1874;   resides  Mitchellville, 

la.;  m.  Walter  Sharp. 
(8)   Rose  Myrtie  Carr,  b.  Aug.  2,  1877;  d.  Sept.  8,  1878. 
(8)   Byron  Lancelot  Carr,  b.  June  11,  1882. 
(8)   Hazel  Nell  Carr,  b.  Sept.  13,  1891. 

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(7)   Lizzie  Carr,  b.  Dec.  19,  1849;  d.  Peach  Grove,  Ky.,  July 
5,  1882;  m.,  in  Ames,  la.,  Sept.  16,  1869,  W.  J.  Bundy. 


(8)   Harry  E.  Bundy,  b.  Emerson,  la.,  Nov.  20,  1870;  m. 
Mabel  Naiigbt  of  Bakersville,  Cal. 
(9)   J.   Harold   Bundy,   b.   Santa  Anna,   Cal.,   April  18, 

(9)   Em?ry^Bundy,  b.  Santa  Anna.  Cal.,  "S^u-ltl    P,  »^C»7' 
(8)   Nellie  Bundy,  b.  Emerson,  la.,  Feb.  28,  1872;  d.  May 
29,  1890. 

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(7)   Nannie  Carr,  b.  Flamertown,  Ky.,  Oct.  21,  1853;  resides 
Quincy,  Plumas  County,  Cal.;  educated  in  the  public 
schools  and  Girls'  Seminary,  Ames,  la.;  m.,  at  Ames, 
la..  May  17,  1870,  Henry  White,  b.  Bridgenorth,  Eng., 
March    8,    1837;    educated    ia   the   common    schools; 
miner  and  farmer;  son  of  John  B.  White. 
(8)   Nellie  Maude  White,  b.  Quincy,  Cal.,  July  21,  1871; 
resides  Quincy,   Cal.;    m.,    Dec.   12,   1896,   Clarence 
Gilbert  Weldon,    b.    near    Quincy,    Cal.,    June    18, 
1869;  educated  in  the  country  schools;  son  of  Allen 
John  Weldon  and  Lucina  Morey. 
(9)   Clarence  Sherwin  Weldon,  b.  May  31,  1903. 
(9)   William  Weldon,  b.  Aug.  15,  1904. 
(8)   Harold  J.  White,  b.  Quincy,  Cal.,  June  15,  1882;   re- 
sides Quincy,  Cal.;    graduated  from  State  Normal 
School  and  now  a  student  in  University  of  Nevada; 
studying  to  be  a  sculptor. 


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(7)  James  William  Carr,  b.  Nelson  Point,  Cal.,  Dec.  27, 
1860;    d.  Aug.  7,  1863. 


(7)  Martha  Ellen  Carr,  b.  Nelson  Point,  Cal.,  Oct.  20,  1865; 
resides  Elsinore,  Cal.;  graduated  from  Clermont  (O.) 
Academy,  June  23,  1883;  has  lived  Emerson,  la., 
Ames,  la.,  Tustin,  Cal.,  Corona,.  Cal.,  Elsinore,  Cal.; 
m.,  at  Tustin,  Cal.,  July  31,  1895,  Ralph  Lewis  Eddy, 
b.  Bay  City,  Mich.,  April  5,  1867;  educated  in  Tustin 
(Cal.)  public  schools;  blacksmith;  son  of  Samuel 
Eddy  and  Sarah  A.  Hutchinson. 

(8)   Harry  Sherwin  Eddy,  b.  Tustin,  Cal.,  April  5,  1897. 

(8)   Sara  Eddy,  b.  Tustin,  Cal.,  Oct.  7,  1898. 


(6)   Willinm  Thomns  Sherwin,  b.  Aug.  12,  1830;  went  to  Cal- 
ifornia  in  1859;    unm. 


(6)   Abigail    Charlotte    Sherwin,    b.    April    26,    1832;    resides 
Catawba,  Pendleton  County,  Ky.;  went  to  Kentucky  in 
1844;  educated  in  Point  Pleasant  (O.)  schools  and  Cler- 
mont   Academy;    m.,    July    2,    1849,    Robert    Hamilton 
Hitch,  b.  Poplar  Grove,  Ky.,  Feb.  26,  1815;   d.  Aug.  23, 
1877;    studied   in  Ash   Run  schoolhouse,  made  of  logs 
and  with  split  logs  for  l)enches;   farmer;   in  the  Civil 
AVar  he  was  a  faithful  Union  man;   he  was  o^'  a  very 
honest,   industrious  family;    his  father,   Joseph   Hitch, 
d.  Sept.  26,  1847;  m.  Sarah  Muir,  b.  April  22,  1782;   d. 
June  17,  1852;    he  moved  from  Maryland  to  Kentucky 
in  1808;   he  settled  at  Poplar  Grove,  about  five  miles 
from  Falmouth,  Ky.;   Robert  Hamilton  Hitch  was  the 
youngest  son  and  so  inherited  the  old  farm. 
(7)   William   Shakespeare  Hitch,  b.   Sept.  9,  1850;    resides 
Catawba,    Ky.;     studied    in    Ash    Run    schoolhouse; 
farmer;  m.,  March  6,  1872,  Catherine  Brown  Crosier, 
b.  Nicholsville,  Jessamine  County,  Ky.,  Feb.  18,  1845; 
studied  in  Danville,  Ky.;    son  of  David  Crosier  and 
Margaret    Crisman. 
(8)   Agnes  Hitch,  b.  Feb.  20,  1875;   d.  Jan.  6,  1896. 
(8)   Walter  Clark  Hitch,  b.  May  1,  1877;  d.  Dec,  1895. 
(8)   Mal)el  Abigail  Hitch,  b.  Feb.  8,  ]880. 
(7)   Martha  Muir  Hitch,  b.  March  2,  1853;   studied  in  Ash 
Run   schoolhouse;    resides   Falmouth,   Ky.,   R.   F.   D. 
No.  1;   m.,  March  10,  1870,  Henry  Sanford  Marshall, 
b.  Pendleton  County,  Ky.,  Jan.  10,  1840;   educated  in 
Ash  Run  schools;  merchant. 
(8)   Edward  Lee  Marshall,  b.  Catawba,' Ky.,  Dec.  6,  1870; 

d.  Berry,  Harrison  County,  Ky.,  Oct.  20,  1890. 
(8)   Charlie  Randolph  Marshall,  b.  Aug.  26,  1871;   unm. 
(8)   Charlotte  O'Neal  Marshall,  b.  Sept   27,  1877;  unm. 

(7)  James  Henry  Hitch,  b.  Hitch  homestead,  Sept.  7.  1855; 
studied  in  Ash  Run  schoolhouse;  address,  12  West 
Third  Street,  Covington,  Ky. ;  foreman  in  steel  con- 
struction works;  m.,  Sept.  4,  1877,  Malvina  Fitslan 
Sullivan,  b.   Rock   Springs,  Ky.,   Nov.   6,   1851;    edu- 



cated  in  Midway    (Ky.)    school;    daughter  of  Austin 
Wells  Sullivan  and  Perlina  Norris. 
(8)   Helen  Hitch,  b.  Dec.  31,  1879;   unm. 
(8)   Louise  Hitch,  b.  Dec.  24,  1S83;  educated  in  Falmouth 

(Ky.)  schools;  unm. 
(8)   Susannah  Hitch,  b.  Feb.  21,  1893;   educated  in  Cov- 
ington schools. 

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(7)   Chilcarra   Stewart  Hitch,  b.  Poplar  Grove,  Ky.,  April 

13,   1858;    studied   in  Concord    (Lewis  County,  Ky.) 

schools;  address,  Falmouth,  Ky.,  R.  F.  D.  No.  1;  m., 

Dec.    22,    1880,    Harden    Ellis,    b.    Pendleton   County, 

Ky.,  Oct.  23,  1S5G;  studied  in  Lovejoy  (Ky.)  schools; 

farmer;     son    of    James    Ellis    and    Sarah    Isabella 


(8)    Sarah   Abbelyn   Ellis,   b.   Oct.    G,    1881;    educated   in 

Pleasant    Hill    school;    m.,    Oct.    19,    1904,    Albert 

Perley    Owen;    son    of    Robert    Walter    Owen    and 

Theresa   Mains. 

(8)   Edith    Marie    Ellis,    b.    July    30,    1883;    educated    in 

Pleasant    Hill    school. 
(8)   Robert  James  Ellis,   b.   Aug.   19,   1884;    educated  in 

Pleasant    Hill    school. 
(8)   Faye  Josephine  Ellis;   b.  Nov.  11,  1891;   educated  in 

Pleasant    Hill    school. 
(8)   Hilton  Hayden  Ellis,  b.  July  26,  1895. 

it:  i):  *  *  * 

(7)  Susanna  Jane  Hitch,  b.  Poplar  Grove,  Ky.,  Jan.  23, 
1861;  d.  Aug.  5,  1897;  educated  in  Ash  Run  school; 
m.,  Feb.  25,  1880,  Richard  Stewart;  taught  school  in 
Florida;    no   children. 

H:  *  *  *  * 

(7)  Thomas  T.  Hitch,  b.  Poplar  Grove,  Ky.,  Aug.  11,  1863; 
educated  in  Concoi'd  (Ky.)  schools;  farmer;  address, 
Catawba,  Ky.;  m.,  April  4,  1903,  Nora  Del  Redmbn,  b. 
Mount  Auburn,  Ky.,  Sept.  7,  1881 ;  educated  in  Irving 
schoolhouse;  daughter  of  Nathan  Redmon  and  Lu- 
cinda  B.  Baxter. 

(8)   Georgia  Lallas  Hitch;  d.  at  two  years  of  age. 

(8)   Alice  May  Hitch,  b.  June  24,  1906;   d.  Nov.,  1906. 


(7)  Mary  Ruby  Hitch,  b.  Feb.  1,  1866;  studied  in  schools 
of   Concord    and    Butler   County   Academy;    address. 


Falmouth,  Ky.;  m.,  Oct.  29,  1S90,  George  Lawrence 
Myers,  b.  near  Felicity,  0.,  1854;  educated  in  the 
stone  schoolhouse,  Clermont  County,  O.;  machinist, 
carpenter  and  millwright;  son  of  David  Myers  and 
Belinda  Howell. 
(8)   Harry  Sherwin  Myers,  b.  March  20,  1892. 

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(7)  Nalbro  O'Neal  Hitch,  b.  Pendleton  County,  Ky.,  April 
24,  1869;  educated  in  Concord  district  schools;  re- 
sides 1811  Eastern  Avenue,  Cincinnati,  O.;  pipe  fit- 
ter; a  member  of  the  official  l)oard  of  McKendree 
Methodist  Episcopal  Church,  Cincinnati,  0.;  m. 
(first),  July  3,  1892,  Tillie  Florence  Hart,  b.  Pendle- 
ton, Ky..  Sept.  7,  1SG4;  d.  Jan.  14,  1898;  educated  in 
Lovejoy  district  school;  daughter  of  John  M.  Hart 
and  Marenda  Hendricks;  m.  (second),  Sept.  12,  1901, 
May  Hanson  Simmons,  b.  Newport,  Ky.,  May  5,  1873; 
educated  in  the  Fourtli  District  School  of  Cincinnati, 
O. :  daughter  of  Benjamin  H.  Simmons  and  Cordelia 

Child  of  first  wife: 

(8)   Ethel  Marenda  Hitch,  b.  June  29,  1893. 

Child  of  second  wife: 

(8)   Mildred  Kelsey  Hitch,  b.  Jan.  18,  1903. 

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(7)   Annie  Sherwin  Hitch,  b.  Jan.  5,  1871;  d.  Sept.  11,  1896; 
educated  in  Concord   (Ky.)  schools;  m..  Oft.  5,  1892, 
James  Fields,  b.  Concord,  Ky.,  March  23,  1868;   edu- 
cated  in   Concord  schools;    farmer;    son   of    Newton 
Fields    and    Emily    Hitch;     resides    Falmouth,    Ky., 
K.  F.  D.  No.  1. 
(8)   Bernard  Hitch  Fields,  b.    Sept.   20,   1894. 
(8)   Charlotte  Emily  Fields,  b.  July  7,  1896;   d.  Sept.  21, 

H*  ^  ^  H*  V 

(7)  Robert  Hugh  Hitch,  b.  Poplar  Grove,  Ky.,  March  14, 
1873;  educated  in  Concord  (Ky. )  schools;  farmer; 
resides  Catawba,  Pendleton  County,  Ky.;   num. 

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(7)  Arthur  Eugene  Hitch,  b.  Poplar  Grove,  Ky.,  Feb.  25, 
1876;  studied  in  Concord  schools;  resides  2212  Eastern 
Avenue,  Cincinnati,  0.;  steel  worker;  m.,  June  18, 
1903,  Fannie  M.  Oatley,  b.  Batavia,  O.,  July  8,  1875; 


daughter  of  Luther  Oatley  and   Sarah   B.    Perkins; 
no  children. 
(6)    Susanna   PrisciUa    Sherwin,  b.   n(^ar  Point   Pleasant,    0., 
Sept.  IG,  1834;  d.  March  9,  188G;  in  1844,  with  her  par- 
ents   she    moved    to    near    Boston    Station,    Pendleton 
County,  K.V.;    studied  at  Parker's  Academy,   Clermont 
County,  0.;    ni..  May  10,  1855,  Thomas  Cass  Houston, 
h.    March    23,    1829;    fanner;    son   of   James    Houston 
and  Amanda  Cawden. 
(7)   James  William  Houston,  b.  April  24,  1856;  d.  April  6, 

(7)   Walter  Augustus  Houston,   o.   Jan.   23,   1858;    address, 
Boston  Station,  Ky.;  farmer;   m.,  Nov.  16,  1880,  Mar- 
garet Elizabeth  Rush,  b.   March   20,  1859;    daughter 
of  Daniel  Rush  and  Martha  McKee. 
(8)   Anna  Grace  Houston,  b.  Feb.  21,  1882;   m.,  April  8, 
1903,  Cassie  Elbert  Barnhill;  d.  April  11,  1905. 
(9)   Willard  Roy  Barnhill,  b.   Sept.   26,  1904;    d.  Nov. 
25,  1905. 
(8)   Lizzie  Louise  Houston,  b.  Jan.  2,  1890. 
(7)   Charles   Mulloy   Houston,   b.   June  3,  1860;    grnduated 
from   College  of   the   Bible  of   Kentucky  University, 
June,   1892;    he  is  a  Christian  minister  at  Rosehill, 
Madison   County,   Ky.;    m.,   April    19,    1900,   Rebecca 
Frances    Troynham,    b.    Jan.    4,    1875;     daughter    of 
Thomas  B.  T.  and  Sallie  Frances  Lawson;  these  par- 
ents were  of  Halifax  County,  Va. 
(8)   Charles   Walker    Houston,    b.    Madison    County,   Va., 

March  15,  1901. 
(8)   Lucy    Lawson    Houston,    b.    Madison    County,    Va., 
March  16,  1904. 
(7)   Nancy  Ann 'Houston,  b.  Oct.  19,  1862;   m.,  Nov.,  1884, 
Alva  Milton  Mulloy,  b.  Clei'uiont  County,  0.,  Aug.  1, 
1859;    lived  as  a  fai'mer  in   Pendleton  County,  Ky.; 
son  of  Isaac  Mulloy  and  Elizabeth  Aultman;   lesides 
Butler.  Ky.,  R.  F.  D. 
(8)   Haseltine  Lee  Mulloy,  b.  July  10,  1886. 
(8)   Hugh  Houston  Mulloy,  b.  June  23,  1890. 
(8)   Mary  Susanna  Mulloy,  b.  Nov.  7,  1895. 
(7)   Robert  Marion  Houston,  b.   Oct.  31,  1864;    in  1900  he 
moved   from    Kentucky    to    Oklahoma    and   took    his 
family  there  in  1901;    farmer  in  Grear  County;    m.. 
Dee.  28,  1892,  Minnie  Alice  Northcutt;    daughter  of 
Uriah  Milton  Northcutt  and  Elizabeth  A.  Kendive. 
(8)    Shirley  Thomas  Houston,  b.  Nov.  11,  1893. 


(8)   Osla  Northcutt  Houston,  b.  Dec.  3,  1894. 
(8)    Susanna  Elizabeth  Houston,  b.  Dee.  7,  1898. 
(8)   Daniel  Robert  Houston,  b.  Oct.  8,  1905. 
(7)   Martha  Pepper  Houston,  b.  Jan.  4,  1867;   m.,  Jan.  23, 
1887,  William  Grant  Frazer,  b.  Aug.  12,  1863;  son  of 
Alfred  Frazer  and  Melissa  Hitch;  he  and  his  family- 
were  born  and  raised  in  Pendleton  County,  Ky.;    lo- 
cated  in  Falmouth,  where  he  is  an  undertaker  and 
sells    furniture;    after    awhile    he    sold    monuments, 
tombstones  and  musical   instruments;    address,   Fal- 
mouth, Ky. 
(8)   Charles  Roy  Frazer,  b.  April  11,  1888. 
(8)   Cecil  Priscilla  Frazer,  b.  March  26,  1891. 
(8)   Mildred  Virgiline  Frazer,  b.  July  19,  1899. 
(8)  Alma  Louise  Frazer,  b.  Nov.  16,  1900. 
(7)   Leona   Priscilla   Houston,  b.   Feb.   2.  1869;    d.   Oct.   24, 
1900;   m.,  Oct.  19,  1892,  George  Herman  Schubert,  b. 
March   24.   1865 ;   son  of  Fridelleu  S.   and   Susannah 
Lancha;   parents  of  Germany;  after  his  wife's  death 
Mr.   Schubert  went  from  Pendleton  County,  Ky.,  t» 
Oklahoma,  where  he  m.  again;    lives  near  Hammon, 
Custer   County;    is  farming   and   carpentering;    took 
his  children  there  in  1904. 
(8)   Frederic  Sherwin  Schubert,  b.  Aug.  30,  1893. 
(8)   Carra  Christianna  Schubert,  b.  Dec.  20,  1895. 
(8)   Walter  Alton  Schubert,  b.  Jan.  6,  1898. 
(8)   Charlottie  Gertrude  Schubert,  b.  Nov.  27,  1899. 
(7)   Nellie  M.  Houston,  b.  Aujr.  20,  1871:  m.,  Dec.  23,  1891, 
George  Pribble,  b.  Feb.  5,  1868;  son  of  John  M.  Frib- 
ble and  Martha  Lancaster;    address,  Boston  Station, 
(S)   Charles  Francis  Pribble,  b.  Feb.  15,  1893. 
(8)   Lulu  Florence  Pribble,  b.  Aug.  8,  1895. 
(8)   Burkett  Lee  Pribble,  b.  Aug.  19,  1900. 
(8)   Hallie  Maude  Pribble,  b.  April  18,  1905. 
(7)   Joseph   Carr    Houston,   b.   Aug.    23,   1873;    d.    Dec.    21, 

(7)   Mary  Abigail  Houston,  b.  Jan.  1,  1876;  d.  Jan.  G,  1876. 
(7)   Thomas  Allen   Houston,   b.  Nov.   29,   1878;    teacher  in 
Dayton,  0. 
(6)   Hugh  Elnathan  Sherwin,  b.   Dec.  3,   1836;    d.  March  22, 
1857.     "He  went  to  California   with,  his   brothers   and 
died  among  strangers." 

Thomas  Mulloy,  born  May  14.  1798;  died  May  3.  1863. 
(From  a  daguerreotype  picture  of  1854.) 


(5)  Thomas  Mulloy.  b.  Litchfield,  Me.,  Monday,  May  14,  1798; 
d.  Moscow,  Clermont  County,  O.,  May  3.  1863.  He  came 
to  Ohio  and  became  one  of  the  leading  farmers  in  the 
section  of  Ohio  where  he  lived;  resided  a  short  time  at 
Boat  Run,  O.;  also  a  short  time  at  Cincinnati,  0.;  then 
in  Nicholsville,  Clermont  County,  O.,  until  1859;  then 
moved  to  near  Moscow,  Clermont  County,  O. ;  besides 
farming  he  operated  a  sawmill  and  chair  factory  for 
six  or  seven  years  at  Nicholsville,  O.,  a  quarter  of  a 
mile  from  town;  m.  (first),  July  29,  1824,  Susannah 
Moreton,  b.  March  12,  1805;  d.  May  9,  1840;  studied 
in  Pennsylvania  schools;  daughter  of  Isaac  Moi'etou 
and  Jane  McCully;  m.  (second),  March  28,  1841,  Su- 
sannah Rogers,  b.  Stepstone,  Montgomery  County,  Ky., 
March  17,  1812;  d.  Aug.  12,  1901;  buried  in  the  Ridge 
Cemetery,  Fremont,  Neb.;  daughter  of  John  Rogers,  who 
lived  on  a  farm  about  ten  miles  from  Laurel,  O.;  he  was 
a  px'ominent  citizen,  justice  of  the  peace,  auctioneer,  offi- 
cer in  the  militia,  etc.;  he  m.  Elizabeth  Gustin,  descended 
from  an  old  English  family,  and  reared  in  Lexington, 
Ky.;  d.  April  G,  1866;  they,  like  many  others,  bought 
land  and  paid  for  it;  then  a  claimant  appeared;  some 
thus  abandoned  their  land,  but  tlie  Rogers  family  paid 
for  their  land  a  second  time;  this  trouble  was  caused  by 
the  different  surveys  overlapping. 

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Children  of  first  wife: 

(6)  David  Mulloy,  b.  Clermontville,  0.,  June  21,  1825;  d. 
Aviston,  Clinton  County,  111.,  Aug.  20,  1854;  studied  at 
Parker's  Academy,  Clermont  County,  O.,  and  at  Eclec- 
tic Medical  College,  Cincinnati,  0.  "He  became  an 
eminent  physician;  he  first  settled  in  Milwaukee,  Wis., 
and  then  went  to  northern  Illinois,  where  he  died." 
M.,  April  11,  1849,  at  Milwaukee,  Wis.,  Elizabeth  Agnes 
Cecilia  Burke,  b.  Dublin,  Ireland,  Jan.  25,  1823;  d. 
Sept.  11,  1895;  daughter  of  William  Burke  and  Mary 
Ann  Eagan. 

(7)    Susanna  Theresa  Mulloy,  b.  Milwaukee,  Wis.,  Jan.  29, 
1850;    m.,  at  Richmond,  Ind.,  Dec.  24,  1873,  William 
H.  Middleton. 
(8)   Walter    Guy    Middleton,    b.    1874;    graduated    from 
Earlham  College,  Richmond,  Ind.;    studied  at  Ar- 
mour   Institute,    Chicago,    111.;    head   of   the   engi- 


neering  department  of  Twin  City  Telephone  Com- 
pany, Minneapolis,  Minn. 
(8)   Joseph  Burke  Middletou,  b.  1880;   in  telephone  work 

in  Seattle,  Wash. 
(8)   Elizabeth  Alice  Middleton,  b.  1883;  at  present  taking 

a  master's  degree  in  University  of  Minnesota. 
(8)   Donald  Rich  Middleton,  b.  1885;    in  telephone  work 
in  Seattle,  "Wash. 
(6)   Hugh  Mulloy,  b.  Dec.  19,  1827;  d.  Milwaukee,  Wis.,  Sept. 
25,  1850;    studied  in  Parker's  Academy,  Clermontville, 
O.,    and    at    Eclectic    Medical    College,    Cincinnati,    O.; 
physician;  resided  Milwaukee,  Wis.;  unm. 
(6)    Isaac  Mulloy,   b.   Cincinnati,   O.,  June  26,    1830;    resides 
Butler,    Ky.,    R.    F.    D.;    farmer;     studied    in    district 
schools;    m.    Jennie    Aultman,    who    d.    July    8,    1863; 
daughter  of  Daniel  Aultman  and  Ann  Boggers. 
(7)  Alva  Milton  Mulloy,  b  near  Bethel,  0.,  Aug.   1,  1860; 
farmer    in    Pendleton   County,   Ky.;    m.,    Nov.,    1884, 
Nancy  Ann  Houston,  b.  Oct.  19,  1862.     (See  records 
of  family,  page  237.) 

(7)   Wilbur  Mulloy;   killed  by  lightning. 


(7)  Frank  Mulloy,  resides  Boston  Station,  Ky. 
(8)  Two  children. 
(6)  Moreton  Mulloy,  b.  Clermontville,  O.,  July  29,  1832;  d. 
June  29,  1904;  studied  in  Parker's  Academy;  lived  in 
Ohio  at  Clermontville,  Nicholsville  and  Madisonvllle; 
teacher  and  farmer;  m.,  April  20,  1854,  Hannah  Fitz- 
patrick,  b.  Madisonvllle,  O.,  Oct.  23,  1833;  d.  July  27, 

:]:  :{f  :{;  ^  ^ 

(7)   Dr.  Thomas  Benton  Mulloy,  b.  July  20,   1855;    resides 
Newtown,  O. 

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(7)   Charles  Moreton  Mulloy,  b.  Nov.   1,  1856;   d.  Feb.  27, 

(7)   Laura  May  Mulloy,  b.  Jan.  13,  1860;   resides  Madison- 
vllle, 0.;  m.,  Dec.  28,  1892,  Chas.  Atchley. 


(7)    Sou,  b.  Aug.  30,  1861;  d.  Sept.  18,  1861. 

(7)  William    T.    Mulloy,    b.    Aug.    12,    1863;    cavpeuter    at 
Madisonville,   O.;    m.,   Feb.   18,   1887,  Permelia  Helt- 
(7)   Lettie  Kate  Mulloy,  b.    Jau.  12,   1865;    resides  Ciucin- 
uati,  0.;    ui.,  Dec.   28,  1888,  Chas.  Heltmau. 
(7)   Miunie  Sue  Mulloy,  b.  Nov.  7,  18G6;  d.  Sept.  15,  ±868. 

(7)   Lida  Luella  Mulloy,  b.  Sept.  6,  1869. 
(6)   William  Mulloy,  b.  Boat  Ruu,  O.,  Nov.   8,  1835;    resides 
Bethel,  O. ;   studied  in  Moore's  district  school,  Monroe 
Township,  O.,  and  at  Clermont  Academy;   farmer;    m., 
June    23,    1857,    Phoelte    Ann    Hardy    Crane,    b.    June 
30,  1836;  daughter  of  Oliver  Crane  and  Eliza  West. 
(7)  Alfred  J.  Mulloy,  b.  May  4,  1858. 
(7)   Thomas  Oliver  Mulloy,  b.  Nov.  23,  1860. 
(7)   Eva  May  Mulloy,  b.  July  23,  18G5. 
(7)   Mina  Moreton  Mulloy,  b.  Nov.  1,  1868. 
(7)   Jimmie  Claud  Mulloy,  b.  May  23,  1874. 
(7)   Maggie  Luella  Mulloy,  b.  April  30,  1878. 
(6)    Susannah  Mulloy,   b.   Boat  Run,  now   Clermontville,   0., 
Dec.  1,  1838  ;  resides  Madisonville,  O. ;  educated  in  com- 
mon schools  and  Parker's  Academy;   m.,  Feb.  22,  1859, 
William  Boggers  Aultman,  b.  Bethel,  O.,  Sept.  20,  1828; 
d.  July  9,  1898;  studied  in  country  schools;  carpenter; 
son  of  Daniel  Aultman  and  Ann  Boggers. 
(7)   Ida  May  Aultman,- b.  Nov.  22,  1859;  d.  Dec.  10,  1862,  at 
Nicholsville,  O. 


(7)  Cassius  Mulloy  Aultman,  b.  Jan.  20,  1861;  resides  Mad- 
isonville, O.;  cabinet  maker;  m.,  Oct.  8,  1885,  Ella  A. 
Griffin  of  Rushville,  Ind.,  b.  Columbus,  Ind.,  July  6, 
1862;  educated  in  the  Rushville  (Ind.)  schools; 
daughter  of  Jesse  R.  Griffin  and  Mary  E.  Johnson; 
their  three  children  were  educated  in  the  schools  of 
Rushville,  Ind.,  and  Madisonville,  0. 

(8)   Roy  C.  Aultman,  b.  July  26,  1886. 

(8)   Hazel  Lynn  Aultman,  b.  June  24,  1892. 


242  THOMPSON  genealogy. 

(8)    Helen  Aultman,  b.  April  25,  1894. 

(7)   Ebeu  Lee  Aultman,  b.  Nicholsville,  0.,  Jan.  22,  1864; 
resides  Cincinnati,  O.;    educated   in  country   schools 
and  Normal  Univei'sity  at  Lebanon,  O.;   employed  in 
'  raih'oad  freight  department;   m.,  Feb.  21,  1903,  Cora 

Settles  Ward,   b.   Madisonville,   0.,   Oct.   25,   1872;    a 
'■  high    school   graduate;    daughter  of  Luke  M.   Ward 

and  Caroline  Settles. 


(7)   Bornice   Aultman,   b.    Nicholsville,   0.,    Dec.    18,    1879; 
clerk  in  Madisonville,  0. 

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Children  of  second  wife: 

(6)  John  Rogers  Mulloy,  b.  near  Nicholsville,  Clermont 
County,  O.,  April  22,  1842;  d.  Fremont,  Neb.,  Oct.  28, 
1877;  in  the  spring  of  1863  he  moved  to  Colorado;  in 
1865  went  to  Nebraska;  in  1868  he  moved  to  Dodge 
County,  Neb.;  taught  school  in  Ohio  and  Nebraska;  he 
was  candidate  for  county  superintendent  of  public  in- 
struction in  the  fall  of  1877;  studied  in  Clermont  (0.) 
Academy;  farmer  for  some  years;  m.,  at  Jamestown, 
Neb.,  Sept.  22,  1875,  Aim  Catherine  Watt,  b.  Rebe, 
Denmark,  Aug.  10,  1857;  she  came  to  America  with  her 
,    P  parents  when  she  was  about  two  years  old;  she  moved 

to  Fremont,  Neb.,  with  her  parents  in  18G5;  graduated 
from  the  high  and  normal  schools;  studied  and  taught 
music;  has  played  the  church  organ  with  great  skill 
for  over  thirty  years;  she  is  now  organist  of  All 
Saints  Church,  Seattle,  Wash.;  i-esides  4335  Eastern 
Avenue,  Seattle,  Wash.;  daughter  of  Soren  Mason 
Watt  and  Anna  Marie  Shon;  the  wife  d.  at  28  years  of 
age,  leaving  three  children,  and  after  three  years  Mr. 
Watt  married  a  second  time. 

(The  widow  of  John  Rogers  Mulloy  m.  [second],  at 
Fremont,  Neb.,  in  St.  James  Episcopal  Church,  June  28, 
1893,  Edward  J.  Seykora  of  Norrh  Bend,  Neb.,  b.  Iowa 
City,  La.,  Dec.  25,  1863;  at  the  age  of  14  years  he  was 
apprenticed  to  a  druggist  and  has  been  in  that  line  of 
work  ever  since;  in  South  Omaha,  Neb.,  under  the  firm 
name  of  E.  J.  Seykora  &  Ci>.;  was  in  North  Bend,  Neb., 
1899,  and  in  Seattle,  Wash.,  1904;  his  family  moved 
there    April    8,    1905.     Children    of    this    second    mar- 


riage:  Anna  Marie  Seykora,  h.  South  Omaha,  Neb., 
April  9,  1891;  Ethel  Elizabeth  Seykora,  b.  South 
Omaha,  Neb.,  May  31,  1892;  John  Edward  Seykora,  b. 
South  Omaha,  Neb.,  Feb.  8,  1894;  Frederic  Watt  Sey- 
kora, b.  South  Omaha,  Neb.,  March  26,  1897.) 

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(7)  Edwin  Mason  Mulloy,  b.  Jamestown,  Neb.,  Jan.  12, 
1877;  resides  Chicago,  111.;  stenographer  and  book- 
keeper. As  his  father  died  when  he  was  nine  mouths 
old  he  was  brought  up  among  his  mother's  people; 
graduated  from  the  country  district  school,  1892 ; 
commercial  department  of  the  Fremont  (Neb.)  Nor- 
mal School,  1894;  lived  on  a  farm  near  Fremont, 
Neb.,  until  1899;  in  Chicago  until  March,  1902;  in 
New  York  City  until  Aug.,  1902;  in  Chicago  since 
then;  now  a  traveling  salesman  and  general  office 
man,  with  Hine-Watt  Manufacturing  Company;  m., 
June  27,  1906,  Carrie  Mattie  Anderson,  b.  Jamestown, 
Neb.,  Nov.  10,  1878;  graduated  from  country  school, 
1894,  and  from  Fremont  (Neb.)  Normal  School, 
teachers'  course,  1898;  scientific  course,  1903;  peda- 
gogy course,  1903;  daughter  of  Nels  S.  Anderson  and 
Laura  Miller. 

(6)  James  Guston  Mulloy,  b.  near  Nicholsville,  Clermont 
County,  O.,  Jan.  28,  1845;  resides  Fremont,  Neb.;  edu- 
cated in  the  district  schools  of  Clermont  County,  O.; 
lived  at  Batavia,  O.,  from  March,  1862,  to  May,  1863, 
then  near  Moscow,  O. ;  in  March,  1870,  moved  to  Ames, 
Dodge  County,  Neb.,  and  has  lived  there  ever  since; 
farmer;  m.,  in  Omaha,  Neb.,  March  16,  1871,  Mary 
Eliza  Norris,  b.  Laurel,  Clermont  County,  O.,  Sept.  12, 
1844;  educated  in  the  public  schools;  daughter  of  John 
Norris  and  Harriet  Uling. 

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(7)  Nannie  Mulloy,  b.  Ames,  Neb.,  Dec.  16,  1871;  resides 
Somers  Avenue  and  Thirteenth  Street.,  Fremont, 
Neb.;  educated  in  tlie  common  schools  and  at  Fre- 
mont Normal  College;  was  a  most  successful  teacher 
for  eight  years;  m..  May  20,  3  896,  Milton  Asbury 
Mark,  b.  Marion  County,  la.,  May  10,  1860;  educated 


in  country  schools  and  Fremont  (Neb.)  Business  Col- 
lege;   carpenter;    son    of   John    A.    Mark   and    Mary- 
(8)   Marie  Alta  Mark,  b.  Fremont,  Neb..  .June  22.  1903. 

iti  *  *  *  * 

'(7)  Charles  William  Mulloy,  b.  Ames,  Neb.,  Feb.  24,  1874; 
educated  in  country  schools  of  Ames  and  Riverside, 
Neb.,  Freniont  Business  College  and  State  Uni- 
versity at  Lincoln,  Neb.;  resides  Somers  Avenue 
and  Twelfth  Street,  Fremont,  Neb.;  letter  carrier; 
m.,  June  26,  1900,  Harriet  May  Horton,  b.  Centerville, 
Neb.,  Sept.  8,  1872;  educated  in  the  schools  of 
Ridgely,  North  Bend,  Neb.,  and  Central  and  high 
schools  of  Fremont,  Neb;  daughter  of  George  Horton, 
who  resides  in  Oregon,  and  Jerusha  King,  who  d. 
Dec,    1877. 

(8)   Caroline  Marie  Mulloy,  b.  March  13,  1901. 

(8)   Hugh  William  Mulloy,  b.  Feb.  20,  1904. 

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(7)  Hugh  Clarence  Mulloy,  b.  Ames,  Neb.,  May  12,  1877; 
accidentally  killed  by  the  discharge  of  a  gun  July  1, 
1899;  educated  in  Fremont  schools  and  Fremont  Nor- 
mal College. 


(7)  Susanna  Elizabeth  Mulloy,  b.  Ames,  Neb.,  Dec.  18,1880; 
studied  in  Riverside  District  School  No.  53,  Dodge 
County,  Neb.,  and  in  Fremont  (Neb.)  High  School; 
resides  3224  Orchard  Street,  Lincoln,  Neb.;  m.,  Sept. 
27,  1905,  Percel  Lyman  Baldwin,  b.  David  City,  Neb., 
Aug.  7,  187G;  educated  in  David  City  schools  and 
Fremont  (Neb.)  Normal  College;  employed  in  the 
dairy  department  of  the  state  farm;  son  of  Charles 
Biles  Baldwin  and  Sarah  Whitmore  Lyman. 



(7)  John  Rogers  Mulloy,  b.  Ames,  Neb.,  March  4,  1882;  re- 
sides Fremont,  Neb.;  educated  in  Fremont  Normal 
Business  College  and  Nebraska  State  Agricultural 
School;  he  has  taken  charge  of  his  father's  home 
farm,  about  four  miles  west  of  Fremont,  Neb.;  m.,  in 


Omaliii,  Neb.,  April  30,  190G,  Lucile  Vavra,  b.  Schuy- 
lei-,  Neb.,  Oct.,  1883;  graduated  from  Fremont,  (Neb.) 
Normal  Business  College;  daughter  of  Adolph  Vavra, 
who  d.  March  16,  1902,  and  of  Marie  Peshek,  who  re- 
sides Schuyler,  Neb. 


<6)  Elizabeth  Priscilla  Mulloy,  b.  Nicholsville,  O.,  March  28, 
1847;  resides  South  Omaha,  Neb.;  lived  Nicholsville 
and  Moscow,  0.',  Fremont,  North  Bend  and  South 
Omaha,  Neb.,  Champaign,  111.;  edlicated  in  the  schools 
of  Nicholsville,  O.,  and  Clermont  Academy;  m.,  near 
Moscow,  O.,  Nov.  19,  18G7,  Albert  Dawson  of  Moscow, 
O.,  b.  near  New  Richmond,  O.,  Dec.  18,  1844;  d.  Sept. 
14,  1896  (51y.,  8m.,  26d.)  ;  educated  in  Franklin  and 
Moscow  (O.)  schools  and  Clermont  Academy;  farmer; 
son  of  Joseph  Dawson  and  Sarah  Boss  Gates. 

(7)   Owen  Everett  Dawson,   b.  Dec.   18,  1868;    d.  March  5, 
1871    (2y.,   5m.,   15d.). 

(7)   Clarence  Lester  Dawson,  b.  March  1,  1870;   d.  Dec.  14, 
1874    (4y.,  9m.,  13d.). 

:{:  ^  ^  ^  ^: 

<7)  Mattie  Elvira  Dawson,  b.  Dec.  20,  1871,  near  Moscow, 
O.;  educated  in  the  schools  of  Dodge  County,  Neb., 
Champaign,  111.,  Kearney,  Neb.,  etc.;  resides  Ogal- 
lala.  Neb.;  m.,  in  Lincoln,  Neb.,  Nov.  28,  1894,  John 
Levi  Wells,  b.  Clark  County,  111.,  Aug.  21,  1869; 
farmer  and  ranchman;  son  of  J.  B.  Sidney  Wells  and 
Elizabeth  Cox. 
(8)  Elizabeth  Wells,  b.  and  d.  Sept.  17,  1895. 
(8)   Ralph  Sidney  Wells,  b.  March  23,  1897;  educated  in 

the  schools  of  Keith  County,  Neb. 
(8)   John  Lawrence  Wells,  b.  Dec.  3,  1900. 
(8)   Albert  Beekworth  Wells,  b.  July  19,  1903. 

*****  * 


<7)     Jesse  Thomas  Dawson,  b.  Jan.  28,  1874;  resides  South 
Omaha,    Neb.;    lauudryman;    studied    In    schools    of 


Kearney,  Neb.;  m.,  Oct.  25,  1902,  Ella  Belle  Bill- 
ings, b.  Ashland,  Neb.,  Oct.  25,  1875;  studied  in  Ash- 
land schools;  children  of  wife's  first  husband: 
James  Henry,  Hattie  Olive,  Ethel  Eula,  Mary  Nettie. 

(7)  JoseiJh  Alvah  Dawson,  b.  Jan.  26,  1877;  studied  in 
Champaign  (111.)  schools;  resides  South  Omaha, 
Neb.;  brick  and  stone  mason;  m.,  July  11,  1900,  Leah 
Mary  Hoenstine,  b.  May  22,  1881;  educated  in  schools 
of  Rollersville,  O.,  and  Louisville,  Neb.;  daughter  of 
Zeigler  Hoenstine  and  Hattie  M.  Robert. 
(8)  Vera  Allyn  Dawson,  b.  Oct.  4,  1902. 
(8)   Myrtle  Priscilla  Dawson,  b.  June  6,  1905. 

(7)   Asa  Dawson,  b.  Jan.  25,  1880;  d.  Jan.  30,  1880. 

(7)   Claude    Sylvauus    Dawson,    b.    Dee.    16,    1881;    resides 

Ogallala,    Neb.;    studied    in    schools    of    Champaign, 

111.,  etc. 
(7)   Osia  Myrtle  Dawson,  b.  July  15,   1884;    resides  South 

Omaha,    Neb. ;    studied    in   schools   of   Kearney   and 

Louisville,  Neb. 
(7)   Gracie  Dawson,  b.  March  22,  1889;  d.  March  24,  1889. 
(7)    Susannah    Mulloy    Dawson,   b.   May    16,    1891;    resides 

South  Omaha,  Neb. 

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(6)  Elvira  Herrick  Mulloy,  b.  near  Nicholsville,  O.,  March 
29,  1849;  d.  Dodge  County,  Neb.,  May  19,  1899;  studied 
in  common  schools  and  Clermont  Academy;  lived  Mos- 
cow, O.;  moved  to  Dodge  County,  Neb.,  spring  of  1870; 
thence  to  Ames  and  near  North  Bend,  Neb.;  m.,  March 
12,  1872,  Alonzo  Parrish,  b.  Tuscarawus  County,  0.; 
in  Aug.,  1844,  moved  to  Iowa  with  his  parents,  when 
quite  a  small  boy;  served  three  or  four  years  in  the 
Civil  "War  in  an  Iowa  City  regiment;  resides  Oklahoma. 


(7)  Musetta  Idunia  Parrish,  b.  Monday,  June  9,  1872,  in 
the  country  at  Dodge  County,  Neb.;  resides  Web- 
ster, Neb.;  address,  R.  F.  D.,  Scribner,  Neb.;  studied 
in  North  Bend  (Neb.)  schools;  m.,  Wednesday,  Feb. 
27,   1895,   Christopher   Andrews,  b.  Christiania,   Nor- 


way,  Oct.  3,  1869;    came  to  America  when  13  years 
olfl;     blacksmith;     children    all    born     in     Webster, 
Dodge  County,  Neb. 
(8)   Forrest  Leroy  Andrews,  b.  Monday,  Feb.  8,  1896. 
(8)   Raymond   Bernai'd  Andrews,  b.   Saturday,  April   27, 

1897;  d.  Aug.  12,  1902. 
(8)   Oscar  Adolph  Andrews,  b.  Saturday,  June  11,  1898. 
(8)   Laura  Iduma  Andrews,  b.  Saturday,  April  21,  1900. 
(8)   Harry    Christopher   Andrews,    b.   Monday,    April    28, 

(8)   Frances   Christinia  Andrews,  b.  Thursday,  May  19, 

(8)   Baby,  b.  April  16,  1906. 

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(7)  Maud  Leona  Parrish,  b.  Maple  Grove  Township,  Dodge 
County,  Neb.,  July  4,  1875;  resides  Sturgeonville, 
Alberta,  Canada;  a  graduate  of  Maple  Grove  School, 
April  6,  1894;  m.,  in  Maple  Grove  Church,  Neb.,  Feb. 
18,  1900,  William  T.  Banghart,  b.  Ridgeley,  Neb., 
Nov.  4,  1871;  studied  in  Ridgeley  schools;  on  his 
father's  farm  for  six  years  after  his  marriage;  in  the 
spring  of  1906  moved  to  Sturgeonville,  Alberta,  Can. 

(8)  Van  Glidden  Banghart,  b.  Ridgeley,  Neb.,  Dec.  17, 

(8)   Zeta  Mae  Banghart,  b.  Ridgeley,  Neb.,  Feb.  16,  1904. 

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(7)   Raymond    Hugh    Parrish,    b.    Maple   Grove   Township, 

Neb.,    Jan.    26,    1879;    resides    White   Earth,    N.    D.; 

graduated  from  Maple  Grove  Township  school,  April 

6,  1894;   student  at  Fremont  (Neb.)   Normal  College. 

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(7)  Alice  Eugena  Parrish,  b.  near  North  Bend,  Neb.,  Aug. 
27,  1882;  resides  Hooper,  Neb.;  graduated  from  the 
common  schools  of  Dodge  County,  Neb.;  m.,  Nov.  29, 
1899,  John  Henry  Hubler,  b.  Jones  County,  la.,  April 
14,  1877;  studied  in  common  schools  of  Stephen 
County,  111.;  engineer;  son  of  David  Milton  Hubler, 
who  I'esides  Scribner,  Neb.,  and  Laura  Albertiua 
(8)   Earl  William  Hubler,  b.  Nov.  26,  1900. 


Alexander   Thompson  of  Topsham,   Me.,   and  His   De- 

His  line  of  descent:  (1)  William  Thompson  of  Dover, 
N.  H. ;  (2)  Alexander  Thompson,  who  m.  Anna  Curtis; 
(3)  Benjamin  Thompson,  who  m.,  1726,-  Hannah  Smith, 
daughter  of  Joseph  Smith  of  York,  Me.;  (4)  Benjamin 
Thompson,  b.  Sept.  7,  1727,  resided  Kennebunk,  Me. ;  m. 
(first)  Eunice  Lord,  daughter  of  Nathaniel  Lord;  (sec- 
ond), Mary  Foster. 

(5)   Alexander  Thompson,  b.  Arundel,  now  Ke!mel»unk,  Me.,  Aug. 
27,   1757;    d.  Topsham,  Me.,   Feb.   23,  1820.     "He  was   four 
years   in   the   Revolutionary   Army."     Moved   to    Topsham, 
Me.,  1785,  he  and  his  wife  riding  thither  on  horseback;   re- 
sided sixty  years  on  the  fine  farm,  Topsham,  Me.;    a  man 
of  sterling  qualities;    m.,   April   8,   1784,   Lydia   Wildes,  b. 
Arundel,  Me.,  1764;  d.  Topsham,  Me.,  April  17,  1868;  buried 
Brunswick,  Me.,  upper  cemetery,  on  the  Lisbon  Road. 
•  0   Jane  Thompson,  b.   Nov.  7,  1785;    m.,  Feb.  17,   1810,   Maj. 
Nathaniel    Walker,    1).   Arundel,    Me.,    Sept.    26,    1781;    d. 
Topsham,    Me.,    Aug.    17,    1851.     "When   a    boy    he   came 
with  his  father  to  Topsham.  Me.,  and  in  that  town  passed 
the   greater   part   of   his    life.     He   was   a    warm-hearted 
patriot,  and  served  in  the  1812  War.     In  1814  he  was  cap- 
tain  of  the  Topsham    (Me.)    Artillery  company  when   it 
was  called  out  and  ordered  to  defend  the  city  of  Bath, 
Me.     He  was   afterwards   promoted  to   major.     He  filled 
various  public  offices.     He  was  town  clerk   for  a   series 
of  years,  postmaster  for  some  length  of  time  and  justice 
of  the  peace.     He  was  an  efficient  member  of  the  Citi- 
zens'  Fire  Company,   in   which  he   always   manifested  a 
great  d^nU  of  interest.     He  was  much  interested  in   the 
lumber  business,  and  his  chief  occupation  was  surveying 
lumber.     He   was    an   energetic   and   able   business    man. 
He  had  a  strong  constitution  and   was  never  sick  until 
the  time  of  his  death.     In  1809  he  built  the  Waiker  home- 
stead."    He  was  the  son  of  Gideon  Walker  of  Arundel, 


Me.,  and  Mary  Perkins;  grandson  of  Gideon  Waliver,  and 
great-grandson  of  John  Waliver. 
(7)   Elinor  Walker;   d.  at  15  years. 

<7)  Wildes  Perkins  Walker,  b.  Topsham,  Me.,  May  8,  1814; 
d.  Topsham,  Me.,  June  20,  1888;  went  to  Boston  in  1850, 
and  to  New  York  City  in  18G0;  was  a  prominent  mer- 
chant in  Boston,  then  a  lawyer  in  New  York  City ;  m. 
(first),  in  Boston,  Mass.,  July  5,  1840,  Catherine  Pul- 
ton Patten,  b.  Bath,  Me.,  July  3,  1821;  d.  May  5,  1875, 
on  a  steamer  on  the  Bay  of  Naples,  Italy;  daughter  of 
George  Ferguson  Patten  and  Hannah  Thomas;  grand- 
daughter of  Thomas  Patten  and  Katherine  Fulton;  m. 
(second),  Priscilla  I.  McManus  of  Brunswick,  Me., 
daughter  of  Rol)ert  McManus  and  Priscilla  Puringtou; 
no  children. 
Children  of  first  wife: 

(8)   Catherine    Patten    Walker,    b.    Boston,    Mass.,    April, 
1841;   m.,  April,  18G7,  Edward  Warden,  who  d.  Lon- 
don, Eiig.,  Jan.  19,  1892. 
(9)   Francis  Warden,  b.  Paris,  France,  Dec.  2,  186S. 
(9)   Clarence  Patten  Warden,  b.  Aug.  18,  1870;   d.  Nice, 

France,  April  23,  1896. 
(9)   William  Warden,  b.  Aug.  18,  1870;   d.  Paris,  France, 

(9)   Reginald  Warden,  b.   Brighton,  Eng.,  April  10,  1872. 
(9)   Katherine  Patten  Warden,  b.  Brighton,  Eng.,  Feb.  2, 
1874;    m.,   in  England,  April,  1904,   Sir  Peter  Lei- 
(9)   Edward   Warden,   b.   Brighton,    Eng. 
(9)   Julian  Warden,  b.  Paris,  France,  1877. 
(9)   Vera  Lydia  Warden,  b.  1877. 
(8)   Georgianna  Veazie  Walker,  b.  Bath,  Me.,  July  2G,  1S42; 

d.  Bonn,  Germany,  May  11,  1897. 
(8)   Caroline  Sears  Walker,  b.  Bath,  Me.,  Feb.  14,  1844. 
(7)   Elizabeth  J.  Walker;    d.  July  23,  1853    (82y.,  8m.,  6d.) ; 
m.    (as  his  first  wife),  July  1,  1840,  Woodbury  Bryant 
Purinton,  b.  Topsham,  Me.,  Dec.  24,  1814;   d.  Sept.  19, 
1895;   son  of  Humphrey  Purinton  and  Sarah  Emery. 
<8)   Jennie    Walker    Purinton,    b.    1841;    resides    Common- 
wealth Avenue,  Boston,  Mass.;   m.,  April  25,  1866,  D. 
Webster  King  of  Boston,  Mass. 
(9)   Bessie  Woodbury  King;    m.,  Sept.  12,  1900,  Rev.  Ed- 
ward  Henry  Newbegin  of  Bangor,   Me.,   rector  of 
Episcopal    Church,    Bangor,    Me.;    he    d.    April    14, 
1906   (38y.). 


(10)   Henry    Webster    Newbegin,    b.    Aug.    3 J,    1901. 
(10)   Edward  Newbegin,  b.  Jan.  11,  1903. 
(10)   Elizabeth  Newbegin,  b.  Dec.  15,  1904. 
(10)   Robert  Newbegin,  b.  Feb.  5,  1906. 
(9)   Tarrant  Putnam  King;  m.,  Feb.  17,  1898,  Marica  Ap- 
pleton,  daughter  of  Gen.  Francis  Appleton. 
(10)   Appleton  King,  b.  March  15,  1899. 
(10)   Dorothy  King,  b.  Oct.  2,  1901. 
(10)   Putnam  King,  b.  Sept.  4,  1903. 
(S)   Annie  E.  Purinton,  b.  June  9,  1845. 
(7)   Caroline  Walker;   m.  William  Tebbetts. 

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(6)   Eunice   Thompson,    b.   Topsham,   Me.,   March   17,   1788;    d. 

Dec.    20,   1878;    m.,   Dec.    31,   1818,   Col.   John   Wil?on,   b. 

April  3,  1770;   d.  Topsham,  Me.,  Feb.  G,  1832.     "He  came 

to  Harpswell,  Me.,  on  a  small  schooner,  with  his  parents, 

James  Wilson  and  Ann  Henry  of  Providence,  R.  I.,  which 

was  a  forty  days'  journey,  owing  to  storms,  etc." 

(7)   Ann  Wilson,  b.  Aug.  13,  1821;   m.,  Dec.  7,  1842,  Rev.  A. 

B.  Pendleton,  a  Baptist  minister. 

(8)   Charles  A.   Pendleton,  b.   Aug.    28,    1844;    d.   Sept.   11, 

(8)   Theodosia   Pendleton,  b.  Aug.   11,  1846. 
(7)   Theodosia  Wilson,  b.   March  20,   1822;    d.   Oct.   8,   1875; 

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(6)   Lydia    Thompson,    b.    Topsham,    Me.,    April    17,    1790;    d 
Brunswick,  Me.,  July  2,  1876;   m.  Elias  Pierce  of  Brun» 
wick.  Me. 
(7)   Elias  D.  Pierce,  b.  Jan.  4,  1815;  d.  Feb.  14,  1872;  served 
in  the  Civil  War;  m.  (first),  by  Rev.  George  E.  Adams, 
April  1.  1837.  Mary  A.  Beard  of  Brunswick,  Me. ;  m. 
(second),  Dec.  28,  1861,  Mrs.  Sarah  Thomas. 
Child  of  first  wife: 

(8)   Abigail  Isadore  Pierce. 

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(6)  Hannah  Thompson,  b.  June  1,  1792;  d.  Brunswick,  Me., 
Feb.  5,  1857;  m.,  June  7,  1819,  Calvin  Fairbanks'  of  Mon- 
mouth, Me.,  b.  Winthrop,  Me.,  Aug.  5,  1789;  d.  Bruns- 
wick, Me.,  Feb.  28,  1856;  went  to  Brunswick,  Me.,  in  early 
manhood;  stone  mason.  The  family  line  of  Calvin  Fair- 
banks: (1)  Jonathan  Fairbanks  of  Dedham,  Mass.,  who 
m.    Grace    Smith;     (2)   John    F.    Fairbanks,    m.    Sarah 


Fiske;     (3)   Joseph    Fairbanks,    m.    Dorcas   ;     (4) 

Joseiih   Fairbanks,   m.  Abigail   Deane;    (5)   Joseph   Fair- 
banks  of    Winthrop,   Me.,    m.    Frances   Estey   of  Stough- 
ton,   Mass.;    (G)   Col.  Nathaniel   Fairbanks  of  Winthrop, 
Me.,  m.  Hannah  Metcalf  of  Wrentham,  Mass. 
(7)   Lydia  Maria  Fairbanks,  b.  March  20,  1820;    d.  Taunton, 
Mass.,  July  30,  1864;   m.,  1841,  Rufus  Frank  Huckins, 
who  d.  Ossipee,  N.  H.,  Dec.  20,  1893  (72y.). 
(8)   Frank  Rufus  Huckins,  b.  May  16,  1848;    d.  Westboro, 

Mass,  Oct.  20,  1889. 
(8)   Mary  Frances  Huckins,  b.  Sept.  1,  1862;   unm. 
(7)   Alexander    Fairbanks,    b.    Aug.    17,    1821;    m.    Margaret 
Hume  of  New  Orleans,  La. 
(8)   Alexander   Hume   Fairbanks,   b.   Boston,   Mass.,    April 
14,  1850;   d.  at  New  London,  Conn.,  May  6,  1894;  sea- 
faring man;  lived  Boston,  Portland,  Me.,  Jersey  City, 
N.  J.,  New  York  City,  New  London,  Conn.,  etc.;   m.. 
May  29,   1869,  Harriet  Ann  Sanders,  b.   Devonshire, 
Eng.,    April    19,    1850;    resides   New   London,   Conn.; 
daughter  of  William  Sanders  and  Maria  Waltei's  of 
Devonshire,  Eng. 
(9)   Mary  Maria   Fairbanks,   b.   Portland,  Me.,  March   6, 

1870;  d.  Jersey  City,  N.  J.,  Jan.,  1875. 
(9)  Margaret  Ann  Fairbanks,  b.  Portland,  Me.,  June  11, 
1872;  since  her  marriage  has  lived  in  New  York 
City,  430  Sixty-second  Street,  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.; 
studied  in  New  London  (Conn.)  schools;  m.,  April 
23,  1891,  William  Selden  Carroll,  b.  New  London, 
Conn.,  May  15,  1870;  construction  engineer;  son 
of  James  N.  Carroll  and  Mai-y  Jane  Bailey. 
(10)   Edward     Ferdinand     Carroll,     b.     New     London, 

Conn.,  May  1,  1892. 
(10)   Lloyd  Hume  Carroll,  b.  New  York  City,  Aug.  9, 
(9)   Lydia  Pierce  Fairbanks,  It.  Jersey  City,  N.  J.,  June 
12,  1874;    resides  Apponaug,  R.  L;   has  lived  Eng- 
land, New  York  City,  New  London,  Conn.,  etc.;  ed- 
ucated in  New  London  schools;   m.,  Sept.  30,  1896, 
Frank  J.  Whiteomb,  b.  New  London,   Conn.,  Sept. 
14,  1869;   educated  in  New  London  schools;   sou  of 
Henry  F.  Whiteomb  and  Sarah  Kesterton. 
(10)   Henry  A.  Whiteomb,  b.  Feb.  3,  1898. 
(10)   Robert  W.  Whiteomb,  b.  Jan.  27,  1890. 
(10)   Frank  S.  Whiteomb,  b.  May  3,  1903. 


(9)   William  Henry  Fairbanks,  b.  June  22,  1876;  d.  April 

1,  1903. 
(9)   Beaxy  Hume  Fairbanks,  b.  Devonshire,  Eng.,  March 
28,    1878;    resides  New  London,   Conn;    studied   in 
New  London  schools. 
(9)  Alexander  Thompson  Fairbanks,  b.  New  York  City, 

Aug.   23,   1881;    machinist. 
(9)   Edwin  Thompson  Fairbanks,  b.  Mystic,  Conn.,  Dec. 
3,  1883. 
(7)   John  Calvin  Fairbanks,  b.  Feb.,  1828;   d.  Santa  Barbara, 
Cal.,  April  20,  1874;   m.,  Oct.  29,  1859,  Abby  Eliza  Ma- 
comber  of  Quincy,  Mass.,  b.  Feb.  15,  1839;  daughter  of 
Oliver  T.  Macomber  and  Abigail  D.  H.  Shaw. 
(7)   Eliazbeth    Hannah   Fairbanks.     "She   went   to   sea    with 
her  uncle,  Capt.  Wildes  Thompson;    died  in  some  for- 
eign port,  when  about  25  years  old,  and  her  body  was 
brought    to    Brunswick,    Me.,    for    burial."     B.    March, 
1825;    d.  July  21,   185G. 
(7)   Dixey  Alpheus  Fairbanks,  b.  1830;   d.  in  Boston,  Mass., 

May  1,  1858. 
(7)   Frances  Ellen  Thompson  Fairbanks,  b.  Brunswick,  Me., 
May,  1832;  d.  Aug.  8,  1847. 

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(6)   John  Thompson,  b.  Topsham,  Me.,  Aug.  11,  1794;  d.  Oct.  13, 
1857;  he  lived  on  his  father's  homestead  in  Topsham,  Me., 
the  greater  part  of  his  life,  and  was  a   very  successful 
farmer  and  one  of  the  kindest  neighbors;  he  was  a  man 
of  good  intellectual  ability,  a  great  lover  of  books  and 
a  well-read   man  for  those  days.     It  was  intended   that 
he  should  enter  Bowdoin  College,  but  his  health  was  not 
considered  strong  enough  for  that  work;   he  m.,  Feb.  11, 
1824,  Mary  Mustard,  b.  Topsham,  Me.,  Jan.  28,  1799;   d. 
Oakland,  Cal.,  Jan.  15,  1875;    daughter  of  Capt.  Charles 
Mustard  and  Margaret  Fulton. 
(7)   Dixey  Wildes  Thompson,  b.  April  8,  1826;  d.  Santa  Bar- 
bara,  Cal.,   April    16,    1903;    studied   in   the  schools  of 
Brunswick    and    Topsham,    Me.;    he    m,    Oct,    22,    1872, 
Nancy  Parker  Swett,  b.  Georgetown,  Me.,  June,  1844; 
daughter  of  Hon.  Woodbury  Swett  and  Lydia  Owen;  a 
very  kind  and  helpful  woman. 

"Among  the  sous  of  Maine  who  have  emigrated  to 
the  West  to  grow  up  with  the  new  country,  and  have 
achieved  renown  and  fortune,  was  Dixey  W.  Thompson. 
At  twenty  years  of  age  he  adopted  the  seafaring  life, 

Dixey  Wildes  Thompson,  born  April  8,  1826,  died  at  Santa  Barbara,  Cal., 

April   16.  1903. 


and  rose  from  the  lowest  grade  to  be  commander  of 
one  of  the  finest  ships  that  sailed  on  the  Kennebec 
River  of  Maine.  His  first  venture  was  in  the  ship 
Richmond,  with  Capt.  Mustard  of  Brunswick,  Me.,  the 
ship  having  been  built  at  Richmond,  Me.,  himself  be- 
coming shipowner  and  manager  in  his  eventful  career 
in  after  life.  When  the  'California  fever'  broke  out 
he  retired  from  the  sea  and  became  a  '49er.  He 
crossed  the  Isthmus  of  Panama.  Arriving  in  San 
Francisco,  Dec.  28,  1849,  he  joined  in  the  following  sum- 
mer a  party  of  Maine  men  in  an  unsuccessful  mining 
venture  at  Marysville.  Finding  employment  in  San 
Francisco  not  to  his  taste,  he  took  to  the  sea  again, 
and  in  course  of  time,  1852-'57,  commanded  sevei'al 
vessels,  employed  mostly  in  the  cotton  trade,  a  lucra- 
tive service  in  those  days.  He  finally  purchased  the 
Sophia,  in  commerce  between  Santa  Barbara  Islands 
and  the  mainland.  Then,  with  his  indomitable  enter- 
prise, he  turned  his  attention  to  the  acquisition  of  real 
estate  in  'that  section  of  California  which  comprises 
the  rich  counties  of  Santa  Barbara  and  Ventura. 
Among  his  purchases  were  some  300  acres  west  of 
Santa  Barbara  and  adjoining  Ventura  City,  and  ex- 
tending several  miles  along  the  coast  oelow  that  city. 
Within  the  borders  of  these  two  counties  he  owned  and 
cultivated  the  largest  bean  ranch  in  the  world,  covering 
2,300  acres  of  the  richest  land  in  California,  and  for 
which  he  once  refused  the  offer  of  half  a  million  of 
dollars.  The  utilizing  of  his  landed  possessions  re- 
quired the  use  of  a  hundred  and  supported  150 
dairy  cows. 

"Dixey  W.  Thompson  was  also  the  extensive  owner 
of  city  property  in  Santa  Barbara,  upon  which  notable 
improvements  were  constantly  in  progress.  The  cap- 
tain's popular  reputation  extended  all  through  the  state 
and  far  beyond  its  boundaries,  not  only  as  a  man  of 
affairs,  but  as  a  pioneer  of  California.  With  a  chival- 
rous trait  of  character,  he  was  noted  for  genial  and 
open  hospitality,  and  was  almost  always  foremost  in 
entertaining  distinguished  guests  whose  steps  led  them 
to  the  gates  of  Santa  Barbara.  A  marked  trait  of  his 
private  life  was  open-hearted  generosity,  and  he  never 
failed  in  his  practical  aid  to  the  unfortunate  whose 
wants  came  to  his  knowledge.     He  often  gave  employ- 


ment  to  working  men  in  times  of  business  depression, 
when  the  work  gave  him  but  the  slightest  profit. 
Quietly  and  heartily  he  did  all  such  work. 

"In  Captain  Thompson's  stable  of  fine  horses  was 
his  favorite  Tecumseh,  on  which  he  rode  on  his  silver 
saddle.  When  any  civic  parade  was  held  iu  any  large 
California  city  he  and  his  steed  were  in  earnest  re- 
quest. When  he  could  accept  such  invitations  he 
formed  a  notable  feature  in  the  processions  in  the  last 
ten  years  of  his  life. 

"Although  75  years  of  age  when  he  passed  away  in 
his  Santa  Barbara  home,  he  had  been  a  vigorous  man 
until  a  fatal  disease  seized  him.  At  the  time  of  his 
death  he  was  the  well-known  owner  of  the  San  Miguel 
Rancho,  of  2,500  acres,  which  joins  Ventura  on  the 
east.  His  Santa  Barbara  intei'ests  included  300  acres 
of  land  west  of  that  city,  a  half  block  on  Chaplin 
Street,  a  half  block  on  State  Street.,  opposite  the  post 

"While  landlord  of  the  Arlington  he  was  verj'  popu- 
lar. In  those  early  times  there  were  no  railways,  and 
the  steamships  called  only  on  specified  days.  It  was 
rather  hard  to  provide  amusement  in  a  dull,  small,  and 
very  peculiar  town  that  had  hardly  learned  its  place 
on  the  map.  But  Captain  Thompson  could  organize 
a  series  of  specialties  that  were  so  new  and  interesting 
to  visitors  from  such  cities  as  New  York  and  Boston, 
that  their  fame  is  not  yet  dim.  He  offered  his  guests 
free  trips  to  the  great  ranches,  gave  them  picnics  in 
the  wonderfully  beautiful  canons,  had  Spanish  dances 
in  the  royal  parlors  and  fine  feats  of  horsemanship  by 
Californian  riders  on  the  hotel  grounds.  The  drowsy, 
soft  music  of  the  violin  and  the  guitar  became  the  fad, 
and  the  daredevil  riding  of  the  vaqueros  was  an  eye- 
opener  to  the  Eastern  tourists.  Presents  of  flowers  and 
fruits  were  unostentatiously  but  frequently  made.  Old 
legends  were  rehearsed.  So,  notwithstanding  the 
mails  were  often  delayed  two  weeks,  time  flew  fast  and 
the  days  were  very  pleasant. 

"But,  in  the  midst  of  all  his  marvellous  successes  in 
the  far  West,  his  loyalty  to  his  Pine  Tree  State  never 
waned.  Thither  he  returned  to  wed  his  gifted  and 
kind-hearted  wife,  and  in  scores  of  other  ways  he 
showed  that  he  still  tenderly  loved  his  home  town  by 


the    Androscoggin.     In    return,    Topsham    was    full    of 
love  and  pride  for  this  her  noble  son." 
(7)   George  Wildes  Thompson,  b.  Feb.  15,  1828;    drowned  in 

the  Androscoggin  River,  Aug.  3,  1839. 
(7)   Charles  Alexander  Thompson,  b.  May  9,  1830;   d.  March 

22,  1833. 
(7)   Margaret  Thompson,  b.  April  6,  1833;  d.  May  4,  1841. 
(7)   Francesca  Carillo  Thompson,  b.   May  26,  1837;    d.  June 
28,  1866;  unm.     "She  was  a  remarkably  gifted  woman." 
(7)   Georgianna  M.  Thompson,  b.  .July  14,  1841;  resides  Santa 
Bai'bara,  Cal.;  a  woman  of  great  ability  and  kindness; 
graduated  from  Brunswick    (Me.)    High  School,   1858; 
m.,   July  10,   1872,  Thomas  Jefferson  Potter  Lacey,  b. 
Penfield,  N.  Y.,  Feb.  17,  1832;   d.  Feb.  10,  1883;    grad- 
uated at  IJnion  College,  Schenectady,  N.   Y. ;    civil  en- 
gineer;  son  of  John  Lacey  and  Louise  Potter. 
(8)   Mildred  Brayton  Lacey,  b.  Jan.  24,  1874. 
(8)   Madeline  Potter  Lacey,  b.  Oct.  24,  1875. 
(8)   Georgianna  Isal>el  Lacey,  b.  May  17,  1877;   m.,  Dec.  6, 
1905,    James    Makee    Spaulding,    b.    Hawaii,    Dec.    6, 
1876;    educated  in  Paris  and  Rome;    he  is  an  artist 
of   great   ability;    he   is   now   superintendent  of   his 
father's    large    sugar    plantation    on    the    Island    of 
Kauai,    Hawaiian    Islands.     His   father   was   a    colo- 
nel in  the  Civil  War,  and  is  one  of  the  largest  sugar 
planters  on  the  island. 
(8)   Lloyd  Tbompson  Lacey,  b.  Feb.  24,  1879;  a  real  estate 
dealer  in  Oakland,  Cal. 

•I"  1*  "F  I"  ™ 

(6)  Capt.  Alpheus  B.  Thompson,  b.  Jan.  27,  1797;  he  was  a  fa- 
mous sea  captain  and  visited  California  in  1822.  He 
lived  at  Santa  Barbara,  Cal.;  by  his  marriage  he  became 
possessed  of  a  half  interest  in  Santa  Rosa  Island;  m. 
Francesco  Camillo,  daughter  of  General  Camillo,  who  was 
one  of  the  governors  of  California. 
(7)  Isabella  Thompson;  resided  Santa  Barbara,  Cal. 
(7)   Caroline  Thompson;    m.  John  Dana  and  resided  Nimpo, 

(7)   Elena  Thompson;  m.  Mr.  Tyng  and  resides  Victoria,  Tex. 
This  family  is  now  traveling  in  Europe. 
(8)   Charles  Tyng. 
(8)   George  Tyng. 
(8)   Francis  Carillo  Tyng. 


(7)   Cliiirles    Alexander   Thompson,    b.    Santa    Barbara,    Cal.» 
May  18,  1845;  resides  Saiita  Barbara;  studied  at  Santa 
Clara    College,    Cal.;    attorney-at-law    and    searcher   of 
titles;    deputy    clerk    for    fourteen    years;    councilman 
and  deputy  sheriff;   school  trustee;    m.,  April  12,  1874, 
Maria  Eulalia  Andonaegui,  b.  Santa  Barbara,  Cal.,  Feb. 
12,    185G;    studied    in    Santa    Barbara    public    schools; 
daughter    of    Jose    Marie    Andonaegui    and    Estefania 
(8)   Charles  Lawrence   Thompson,   b.   Santa  Barbara,  Cal., 
March    4,    1875;    resides   San   Francisco,   Cal.;    grad- 
uated from  Santa  Barbara  High  School,  Leland  Stan- 
ford University  and  Hastings  Law  School;   admitted 
as  attorney-at-law  in  the  Supreme  Court  of  Califor- 
nia;   ni.,   in   San   Francisco,   Sept.    9,    1904,   Gertrude 
(8)   Frances  E.  Thompson,  b.  Santa  Barbara,  Cal.,  Oct.  3, 
1876;    graduated   from    Santa   Barbara    High    School 
and  Academy  of  the   Sacred   Heart,   San  Francisco,. 
Cal.;  unm. 
(8)   Lorena  Anita  Thompson,  b.  Santa  Barbara,  Cal.,  Oct. 
11,  1890;  student  in  Santa  Barbara  High  School. 
(7)   Francis  Thompson;   lived  and  died  ii\  Los  Angeles,  Cal.; 
his  widow  resides  there. 
(8)   Five  children. 
(7)  Adelbert  Thompson;   d.  Santa  Barbara,  Cal.;    unm. 
*  *  *  »  * 

(6)   Mary  Thompson,  b.  April  9,  1799. 

*  *  !i!  til  Hf 

(6)  Capt.  Wildes  T.  Thompson,  b.  March  20,  1801;  d.  at  Oak- 
land. Cal.,  1871.  He  was  a  very  genial  and  lovable  man; 
of  retiring  disposition;  very  much  devoted  to  his  fam_ 
ily;  highly  respected  by  all  who  knew  him;  very  suc- 
cessful while  he  followed  the  sea.  Just  l)efore  he  died 
he  roused  himself  and  cried,  "Call  the  pilot!"  M.  (first), 
Sept.  10.  1834,  Wealthy  Robinson  of  Bath,  Me.,  who  d. 
Dec.  6,  1843  (27y.);  m.  (second)  at  St.  Louis,  Mo. 
Children  of  first  wife: 

(7)   Frank  Wildes  Thompson;    d.  1905;    unm. 
(7)   Chas.  Robinson  Thompson;  deceased;  made  a  fine  record 
in  the  Civil  War ;  brevetted  brigadier  -general ;  m.  Oc- 
tavia    Putnam   of   Bath.    Me. ;    daughter   of  Dr.    Israel 
Putnam,  mayor  of  Bath. 


(8)   William    Putnam    Thompson;     graduate     of    Bowdoin 
College;    lawyer  in  Boston,  Mass. 
Cliildreu  of  second  wife: 

(7)   Alice   Wildes    Thompson,   d.    San   Francisco,   Cal.,    1877; 
ni.  William  M.   Jordan;    attorney-at-law   in   San  Fran- 
(8)   Daughter:  m.  Charles  Kierullf:  resides  Berkeley.  Cal. 
(9)    Son. 
(7)    Daughter. 
(6)   Capt.    Dixey    Wildes   Tho  i.p.^on,    b.    May   2,    1803;    d.    San 
Francisco,  Cal.,  May  2,  1900  (77y.)  ;  m.,  June,  1833,  Sarah 
B.  Purinton,  b.  Topsham,  Me.,  April  24,  1806;  d.  Nov.  16, 
1844;  daughter  of  Humphrey  Purinton  and  Sarah  Emery. 
(7)    Sarah    Purinton    Thompson,    I).    Topsham,    Me.,    July    2, 
1837;  d.  Bangor,  Me.,  July  21,  1905. 

"She  was  educated  at  Pittsfield,  Mass.,  where  she 
attended  the  Maplewood  School,  conducted  l»y  Doctor 
Agnew,  a  noted  educator  of  his  day.  She  left  there  in 
1855  to  attend  the  Hubbard  School  at  Hanover,  N.  H., 
where  she  remained  until  1S56.  An  intimate  friend 
of  those  days  wrote  of  her:  'She  was  a  rarely  beauti- 
ful girl.  Her  sweet  disposition,  gentle  ways  and  pure 
character,  made  her  a  general  favorite.  She  naturally 
drew  people  to  her,  and  all  her  schoolmates  who  knew 
her  intimately,  sought  her  when  in  trouble.  She 
soothed  and  encouraged  them.  She  was  always  gen- 
uine and  sincere,  and  was  governed  by  a  loving  heart 
such  as  few  possessed.  She  was  naturally  retiring  in 
disposition,  but  her  natural  qualities  and  her  firm  ad- 
herence to  principle  made  her  very  nearly  the  central 
figure  of  her  school  life.  The  instructors  were  fond  of 
her.  She  was  a  conscientious  pupil.  She  had  good 
judgment  and  ^ood  reasoning  powers.  Her  intuitions 
were  marked.  She  had  very  remarkable  powers  for 
the  reading  of  character;  but  her  strongest  charac- 
teristic was  her  sweetness  of  disposition,  which  made 
her  loved  by  all  who  knew  her.  The  child  was  the 
mother  of  the  woman.'  " 

She  m.  Gen.  Charles  Hamlin  of  Bangor,  Me.,  whom 
she  had  known  as  a  student  in  Bowdoin  College,  where 
he  graduated  in  1857.  They  met  when  they  were 
scarcely  more  than  sixteen  years  old.  They  were  soon 
engaged.  Their  married  life  of  forty-five  years  was  a 
perfect  union.     In  early  life  she  began  to  lose  her  hear- 



iiig,  and  iu  her  last  years  she  was  totally  deaf.  This 
was  the  only  cloud  on  her  life.  But  of  this  no  one  ever 
heard  her  utter  a  word  of  murmuring  or  complaint. 
She  accepted  her  affliction  in  a  truly  Christian  spirit. 
It  served  to  intensify  her  great  devotion  to  her  family. 
While  she  was  in  retirement  she  had  a  very  large  cir- 
cle of  the  most  devoted  friends.  She  followed  the  dif- 
ferent members  of  her  family  with  unusual  interest  and 
judgment  through  their  various  occupations  in  law, 
drama,  medicine,  engineering  and  business,  and  she  of- 
ten gave  them  advice  which  evidenced  rare  good  sense 
and  taste.  She  was  a  very  faithful  member  of  the  Unita- 
rian Church.  M.,  Nov.  28,  18G0,  Gen.  Charles  Hamlin, 
and  settled  in  Bangor,  Me.,  soon  after  the  Civil  War. 
He  was  b.  at  Hampden,  Me.,  Sept.  13,  1837,  the  second 
son  of  Hon.  Hannibal  Handin  and  Sarah  Emery;  he 
resides  at  Bangor,  Me.;  he  was  educated  at  Hampden, 
■  Bridgton  and  Bethel  (Me.)  academies,  and  graduated 
at  Bowdoin  College  in  1857;  he  read  law  with  his  un- 
cle, Stephen  Emery,  who  was  then  attorney-general  of 
Maine;  he  began  his  law  practice  at  Orland,  Me.  At 
the  opening  of  the  Civil  War  he  entered  the  recruiting 
service  and  was  appointed  major  of  the  Eighteenth 
Maine  Infantry,  afterwards  the  First  Maine  Heavy 
Artillery.  He  left  the  defense  of  Washington,  D.  C, 
to  enter  active  service  as  assistant  adjutant-general. 
Second  Division,  Third  Army  Corps,  Army  of  the  Po- 
tomac; he  took  part  in  the  battles  of  Gettysburg,  Kel- 
ly's Ford,  Locust  Grove,  Mine  Run,  etc.;  promoted  to 
brevet  brigadier-general  of  volunteers;  he  was  asked 
to  enter  the  regular  army,  but  he  resigned  and  re- 
turned to  his  law  practice  in  Bangor,  Me.  He  has  been 
city  solicitor  for  Bangor,  Me.;  United  States  register 
of  bankruptcy,  lSG9-'79;  speaker  of  the  Maine  House, 
1885;  recorder  of  decisions  of  Supreme  Court,  1888- 
'94;  United  States  commissioner;  chairman  of  Execu- 
tive committee  of  the  Maine  Gettysburg  commission; 
commander  of  the  Maine  Loyal  Legion;  president  of 
the  Eastern  Maine  General  Hospital;  author  of  several 
legal  works,  etc. 
(8)  Charles  Eugene  Hamlin,  b.  Orland,  Me.,  Oct.  11,  1861; 
educated  in  Bangor  (Me.)  public  schools;  graduated 
Phillips  Exeter  (N.  H.)  Academy,  1880;  graduated  at 
Harvard  College,  1884;   has  been  connected  with  the 


New  York  Tribune,  New  York  Montiiig  Advertiser, 
,  Coiuiuercial  Advertiser,  and  other  newspapers,  from 
1885  to  1895,  as  general  political  writer,  dramatic  and 
musical  editor,  managing  editor,  etc.;  lie  is  the  au- 
thor of  "The  Life  and  Times  of  Hon.  Hannibal  Ham- 
lin," composer  of  the  romantic  opera  "Nicolette," 
and  co-author  of  the  play,  "Geraldiue;"  a  most  grace- 
ful and  faithful  writer  in  all  lines;  m.,  April  15, 
188C,  Louise  Sawyer,  b.  Cambridge,  Mass.,  July  2, 
1857;  daughter  of  Frederick  A.  Sawyer,  United 
States  senator  from  South  Carolina,  and  Delia  E. 
Gray;  she  is  the  author  of  many  children's  books. 
"The  Nan  Series,"  "Nan  at  Camp  Chicopee,"  "Nan  in 
the  City,"  etc.,  have  made  her  widely  known  as  a 
(9)  Myra  Louise  Hamlin,  b.  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.,  April  26, 
(8)  Addison  Hamlin,  b.  Georgetown,  D.  C,  March  30  1863; 
in  the  real  estate  business  at  Bangor,  Me.;  educated 
in  Bangor  (Me.)  public  schools;  graduated  from 
Phillips  Exeter  (N.  H.)  Academy,  1880;  Harvard  Col- 
lege, 1884;  at  Fryeburg,  Saxony,  1884-85;  employed 
by  the  United  States  mint  in  Philadelphia,  Mexico, 
\8)  Cyrus  Hamlin,  b.  Bangor,  Me.,  Aug.  18,  18G9;  educated 
in  Bangor  (Me.)  public  schools;  graduated  from  Uni- 
versity of  Maine,  1891;  from  Long  Island  (N.  Y.) 
Hospital  College,  1895;  studied  in  Brooklyn  Hospital; 
visiting  surgeon  to  city  institutions;  United  States 
pension  examiner,  etc.;  m.,  Oct.  8,  1901,  Hattie  Ben- 
nion,  b.  Sanghall,  Chester,  Eng.,  June  22,  1874;  edu- 
cated in  the  schools  of  Chester,  Eng.;    daughter  of 

Samuel  Bennion  and  Annie  . 

(9)   Sarah  Emery  Hamlin,  b.   Brooklyn,  N.  Y.,  Nov.  23, 

(9)   Hannibal  Hamlin,  b.  Feb.  10,  1903. 
(8)   Edward    Thompson    Hamlin,    b.    Bangor,   Me.,   June   6, 
1872;  resides  80  Park  Street,  Lynn,  Mass.;  graduated 
at  Cornell  University,  1895:  mechanical  engineer. 
J7)   Willie  P.  Thompson,  b.  May  14,  1840;   d.  Nov.  1,  1840. 
(7)   Dixey  Thompson,  b.  May  14,  1840;    d.  Jan.  11,  1859,  at 
Havana,    Cuba,   of  yellow   fever.     "The   embalming  of 
the  body  was  imperfect  and  he  was  buried  in  the  sea." 


(7)   Capt.  Edward  Humphrey  Thompson,  b.  July  29,  1844;   d. 
April    19,    1902    (G7y.);    resided    Brunswick,    Me.;    m., 
Sept.  14,  186G,  Jane  Murray,  h.  June  11,  1838;   daugh- 
ter of  Capt.  William  ]\Iurray  and  Jane  Lemont. 
(8)   Adopted  daughter,  Ennna  Sewall,  b.  Nov.  20,  1880;  m., 
July   18,   1900,   Wilbur   Fisher   Center,  b.   Greenland, 
N.  H.,  March  22,  1873. 
(9)   Edwin  Murray  Center,  b.  July  S,  1901. 
(9)   Wilbur  Center,  b.  Sept.  5,  1902. 
(6)   Capt.   Francis  Alexander  Thompson,   b.   June   27,   1807;    d. 
Sumatra,  July  1838;    lived  Bath,  Me.;   he  was  a  remark- 
ably  handsome  man,   of  fine   military   carriage:    studied 
:  West  Point  Military  Academy;    m.,   May  5,  1834,   Sarah 

Richardson  of  Bath,  Me.;    daughter  of  John  Richardson 
and  Harah  Tibbetts. 
(7)   Francis  Thompson:  unm. 


Lemuel  Thompson  of  Topsh.ui.  ^NIe. 

His  line  of  descent:  (1)  William  Thompson  of  Dover, 
X.  H. ;  (2)  Alexander  Thompson,  who  m.  Anna  Curtis; 
(3)  Benjamin  Thompson,  b.  Oct.  14.  1702;  m.,  1726,  Han- 
nah Smith,  daughter  of  Joseph  Smith  of  York,  ]\Ie. ;  (4) 
Benjamin  Thompson,  b.  Sept.  7,  1727 ;  resided  Kennebunk, 
Me.;  m.  (first)  Eunice  Lord,  daughter  of  Nathaniel  Lord, 
Jr.;  (second),  Mary  Foster;  (5)  Lemuel  Thompson,  son  of 
the  first  marriage  with  Eunice  Lord. 

(5)  Lemuel  Thompson,  b.  Kennebunk,  Me.,  April  22,  1764;  d. 
Topsham,  Me.,  April  2,  18G1  (97y.).  The  late  Isaac  N. 
Thompson  of  Brunswirlv,  Me.,  gave  this  sketch  of  him: 
"My  grandfather,  Lenuiel  Thompson,  when  a  young  man, 
came  to  Topsham.  most  of  the  way  by  spotted  trees,  dis- 
tance of  about  sixty  miles.  He  passed  over  this  route, 
barefooted,  in  one  day.  His  shoes  were  tied  in  a  bundle 
with  his  axe  and  a  few  clothes.  His  cash  capital  was 
twenty-five  cents.  With  a  brave  heart  he  at  once  t(iok  up 
some  wild  land  at  Topsham,  out  of  Avhich  he  made  a  valu- 
able farm.  It  was  four  miles  from  Topsham  (Me  )  Falls, 
and  there  he  spent  all  his  days.  The  house  M'hich  hp  built 
is  still  standiiig  and  is  occupied  by  Mr.  Charles  B.-smes. 
Lemuel  Thompson  gathered  a  good  property  by  his  honesty 
and  industry,  and  owned  quite  a  good  deal  of  shipping,  etc. 
He  gave  his  farm  to  his  son.  Lewis,  with  whom  he  lived  in 
his  last  days." 

Lenmel  Thompson,  ni..  Sejit.  27.  1792.  Susanna  Haley,  b. 
Kittery,  Me.,  Nov.  7,  17G1;  d.  Topsham.  Me.,  June  18,  1831 
(67y.);  daughter  of  Peletiali  Haley  (.f  Kittery,  Me.,  who 
moved  to  Topsham,  Me.,  May,  17G1.  His  wife  was  Eliza- 
beth Lewis.  Susanna  Haley  was  the  granddauiihter  of 
Andrew  Haley  and  Mary  Bryar,  and  great-granddaughter 
of  Andrew  Haley  and  Elizabeth  Scanniion,  daughter  of 
Humphrey    Scammon;     great-great-granddaughter    of    An- 


drew   Haley,   the   ancestor,   of   the    Isles  of    Shoals,   called 
"King  of  the  Shoals,"  who  bought  land  at  York,  Me.,  1G62, 
and  who  m,  Deborah  Wilson,  daughter  of  Gowen  Wilson. 
(G)   Benjamin   Thompson,    b.    Sept.   6,    1793,    d.    March    6,   1885 
(91y.).     A  man  of   his  father's  sturdy  type;    he  settled 
on  a   farm   about   a   mile   from   his  father's   homestead; 
he  was  also  a  successful  shipowner  and  civil  engineer; 
m..  in  Bowdoin,  Me.,  by  Justice  of  the  Peace  John  Pot- 
ter, Jan.  16.  1825,  Hannah  Pennell.  b.  Dec.  11,  1798;  d. 
March  4,  18-58:  daughter  of  Stephen  Pennell,  who  moved 
from    Falmouth     (now    Portland),    Me.,    and    settled    in 
Topsham,  Me.;   he  m.  Mary  Cotton,  daughter  of  Thomas 
Cotton;    granddaughter   of   Thomas   Pennell    and   Rachel 
Riggs  of  Falmouth,  Me. 
(7)   Charles    Lewis    Thompson,    b.    Topsham,    Me.,    Nov.    12, 
1825;    d.  Portland,  Me.,  June  23,  1897;  busied  m  Ever- 
green Cemetery,  Portland,  Me.;  studied  in  the  common 
schools;    ship  carpenter  and  builder;    of  most  upright 
and  industrious  life;  resided  Topsham,  Me.,  1825-'50,  in 
Brunswick,  Me.,  1850-'70,  in  Portland,  Me.,  rest  of  his 
life;    m.,   Oct.    13,    1853,    Clarissa   Dunning^    b.    Bruns- 
wick, Me.,  Nov.  24,  1829;   d.  March  16,  1888;   daughter 
of  James  Dunning-*  and  Elizabeth  T.  Elkins;    Andrew 
Dunning''  and  Mrs.  Margaret  (Miller)   Ransom;  Lieut. 
James   Dunning-    and  Martha    Lithgow;    Ancestor   An- 
drew Dunning'  and  Susan  Bond. 
(8)    Sarah    Pennell    Thompson,    b.    July    19,    1855;    resides 
Woodfords,      Me.;      studied      in     Brunswick      (Me.) 
schools;  m.,  March  11,  1878,  Henry  Irving  Nelson,  b. 
Jay,  Me.,  May  14,  1846;    studied  in  Portland    (Me.) 
schools;    commercial    traveler;    son   of  Lot   Packard 
Nelson  and  Caroline  Starr. 
(9)   Philip  Henry  Nelson,  b.  Dec.  11,  1879;  resides  Wood- 
fords,  Me.;  graduated  Westbrook   (Me.)    Seminary, 
1902;  Maine  Central  Railroad  employe. 
(9)   Charles  Howard  Nelson,  b.  March  23,  1881;    gradu- 
ated Deering   (Me.)   High  School,  1900. 
(9)   Ralph   Holden   Nelson,   b.  July   29,   1883;    graduated 
Westbrook   (Me.)    Seminary,  1903;  bank  clerk. 
(8)   Benjamin  Thompson,  b.  Brunswick,  Me.,  Oct.  13,  1857; 
resides    Portland,    Me.;    studied    in    Portland     (Me.) 
schools;  course  in  Lewiston   (Me.)   Business  College; 
studied  law  in  Portland,  Me.,  with  Hon.  Thomas  H. 


Haskell,  late  associate  justice  of  the  Supreme  Judi- 
cial  Court  of  Maine;    admitted  to  the  bar   iu   Port- 
land,  Oct.    19,    1881;    a    very    successful    attorney-at- 
law;    a   generous  helper   in  many  good   causes;    m., 
Oct.    19,    1882,    Emma    Stuart    Duffett,    b.    Montreal, 
Can.,  Feb.  9,  1859;    graduated  from  Portland    (Me.) 
High   School,   1877;    daughter  of  Walter  White  Duf- 
fett and  Mary  Stuart. 
(9)   Marion  Stuart  Thompson,  b.  Dec.  30,  1884. 
(9)   Eleanor  Thompson,  b.  March  13,  1891. 
(9)   Clara  Dunning  Thompson,  b.  April  7,  1894. 
(9)   Nathan  Weltb  Thompson,  b.  Sept.  30,  1895. 
(9)   Helen  York  Thompson,  b.  June  3,  1899. 
(8)   Elizal)eth    Dunning  Thompson,    b.    July    11,    1864;    re- 
sides    Lynn,     Mass.;     studied     in     Portland     (Me.) 
schools;    a  very  successful   music  teacher;    m.,  Aug. 
13,  1903,  H.  E.  Pinkham  of  Lynn,  Mass. 
(7)   Otis  F.  Thompson,  b.  Oct.,  1827;  d.  Oct.,  1896;  m..  1866. 
Fidelia  Stover,  b.  Harpswell,  Me.,  Oct.  12,  1825;  daugh- 
ter of  John  Stover  and  Deborah  Clark. 
(7)   Minerva  E.  Thompson,  b.  July  16,  1836;  m.,  Jan.  9,  1866, 

Charlie  O.  Hunt,  b.  Nov.  19,  1829;  d.  Jan.,  1897. 
(7)   Lavina    Carr   Thompson,    b.    Aug.    18,    1839;    d.    May    2, 
•     1885   (46y.);   m.,  Nov.,  1865,  George  L.  Wilson,  b.  Jan. 
1,  1838;    d.  March  9,  1877. 
(8)   Jennie  M.  Wilson,  b.  June  7,  1871;   m.,  Sept.  14,  1892, 
Dwight  W.  Pierce. 
(9)    Son,  b.  Sept.  5,  1894. 
(8)   Hattie  E.  Wilson,  b.  Jan.  1,  1874;   d.  May  6,  1893;   m. 
Winfield  S.  White. 
(6)   Peletiah  Thompson,  b.  Topsham,  Me.,  April  4,  1795;  d.  May 
1,  1871    (76y.).     "When  a  young  man  he  went  to  West 
Virginia  and  married.     He  then  moved  to  Springfield,  0., 
where    he    bought    land,    which   he   afterwards    sold   for 
house  lots  at  a  good  profit;  a  successful  farmer.     He  in- 
vented a  fanning  mill  for  winnowing  grain.     After  an  ab- 
sence of  twenty-seven  years  he  visited  his  parents  and 
friends  in  Maine."     M.   (,  Mrs.  Wilson;   m  (second), 
Unity  Bucknam. 
(7)   Emily  Thomp.son. 
(7)   Charles  Thompson. 
(7)   Levi  Thompson. 
<7)   Lydia  Thompson. 
(7)   Peletiah  Thompson. 


(G)  Ciipt.  Isaac  Thompson,  b.  Topsliam,  Me.,  May  10,  1797;  d. 
July  4,  1S48  (51y.).  He  was  commander  of  the  Topsham 
military  company  for  sevtn-al  years;  when  a  young  man 
he  was  a  very  successful  school  teacher.  Mr.  Jellison, 
one  of  his  pupils,  said:  "Our  .school  had  the  reputation 
of  being  a  hard  one;  several  teachers  had  to  leave  on  ac- 
count of  the  unruly  conduct  of  some  of  the  larger  boys. 
When  Isaac  Thompson  took  charge  of  the  school  there 
were  several  scholars  much  larger  than  himself.  Pretty 
soon  the  boys  began  to  snowball  the  schoolhouse;  the 
teacher  told  them  not  to  do  it  again,  as  he  would  punish 
the  first  one  who  disobeyed.  He  went  to  his  boarding 
house  to  dinner;  when  he  came  back  all  the  larger  boys 
and  some  of  the  smaller  ones,  were  snowballing  the 
schoolhouse  at  a  great  rate ;  he  called  the  school  to  order 
and  requested  some  of  the  smaller  scholars  to  bring  in 
some  stout  birch  sticks;  he  then  invited  two  of  the 
larger  boys  to  stand  in  the  floor;  he  began  with  the 
largest  boy  and  applied  to  him  tlie  birch  rod  until  he  had 
handsomely  promised  to  obey  all  the  rules  of  the  school. 
He  gave  tlie  same  medicine  to  all  the  boys  who  had  been 
engaged  in  the  mischief,  being  most  severe  with  the 
larger  ones.  The  whole  neighborhood  was  elated  over 
this  victory.  The  scholars  all  soon  learned  ta  love  as 
well  as  they  feared  their  faithful  teacher;  they  made 
rapid  progress  In  their  studies,  and  the  school  was  a 
very  profitable  o\w.  The  boys  who  had  been  the  leaders 
In  disobedience  became  lifelong  friends  of  Mr.  Thonipson, 
who  taught  in  that  school  for  several  terms.  He  bought 
land  next  to  his  brother's  and  was  a  very  successful 
farmer.  He  and  his  wife  were  very  faithful  members  of 
the  Topsham  (Me.)  Baptist  Church."  M.,  Sept.  17,  1824, 
Jane  E.  Wyer,  b.  Orr's  Island,  Me.,  Nov.  4,  1795;  d.  Jan., 
1881;  daughter  of  Robert  Wyer  and  Agnes  Ewlng; 
granddaughter  of  William  Wyer  of  Boston,  Mass. 
(7)  Peletiah  Haley  Thompson,  b.  July  Ifi,  1825;  d  June, 
1883;  m.,  Aug.  20,  1850,  Jane  Parker,  who  d.  July, 

(8)  Daniel  P.  Thompson,  b.  1851.  "Went  to  Jllnnesota, 

(8)   Alfaretta  Thompson,  b.  1853;  d.  1SG4. 

(8)  Lewis  Alfred  Thompson,  b.  Nov.  29,  1854;  address, 
box  45,  Benils.  Tenn.;  left  Maine  in  May,  1899; 
overseer  of  weaving  mills  for  over  twenty-five  years; 


HOW  foreman  in  a  cotton  mill;  m.,  Dec.  5,  1878.  Caro 
Frances  Coffin,  b.  Thorndike,  Me.,  Oct.  17  1855; 
graduated  from  Amity   (Me.)  High  School;  daughter 

of  John  Coffin  and  Lavina ;   no  children 

(8)  Emery  Austin  Thompscm,  b.  March  9,  1857;  resides 
Abbeville,  S.  C.  "On  the  9th  of  March,  when  I  was 
nine  years  old,  I  walke<l  with  my  father  25  miles 
over  tlie  ico  and  snow  to  Mr.  Calvin  Mowers',  in 
Greene,  Me.,  where  for  three  years  I  worlved  on  the 
farm  for  my  food  and  clotlies.  I  then  went  home  to 
my  father,  wlio  had  moved  to  Brunswicl\,  Me.  and 
staid  with  liim  until  I  was  15  years  old.  I  worlved 
some  on  the  farms  for  our  neiglibors.  I  tlien  worlved 
in  the  cotton  mill  of  the  Bates  Mfg.  Co.  at  Lewiston, 
Me.,  for  17  montlis.  I  worlved  in  the  Androscoggin 
Mills  at  Lewiston  until  I  was  25  years  old,  witn  the 
exception  of  six  months,  when  I  was  employed  by  the 
Cabot  Mfg.  Co.  at  Brunswick,  Me.  In  1882  I  went 
to  Biddeford,  Me.,  and  worked  for  the  Pepperell  Mfg. 
Co.  Aug.  29,  1888,  went  to  Vacluse,  S.  C,  in  the 
employ  of  the  Graniteville  Mfg.  Co.,  makers  of  cot- 
ton .uoods,  and  continued  there  12  years  as  boss 
weaver.  March  1,  1898,  became  Supt.  of  Abbeville 
S.  C,  cotton  mill."  M.,  Au.s.  19,  1876,  Hannah  Jose- 
phine Fox  of  Portage  Lake,  Aroostook  County,  Me., 
1).  Nov.  13,  1852;  daughter  of  Edward  Fox  and  Cla- 
I'issa  Alice . 

(9)   Alfaretta  May  Thompson,  b.  Nov.  7,  1879;   d.  Dec.  4, 

(9)    Ralph  Lathrop  Thompson,  b.  Jan.  25,  1882. 

(9)   Emery    Austin    Thompson,    Jr.,    b.    and    d.    Sept.    IS, 

(9)   Gladys  Teague  Thompson,  h.  June  2,  1895. 
(8)   Mary  Thompson;   d.  March,  1864. 

(8)  Thomas  Curtis  Thompson,  b.  Topsham,  Me.,  Oct.  4, 
1861;  resides  South  Fayette,  jMe.,  P.  0.  box  38, 
Wayne,  Me.  "When  I  was  a  very  small  boy  my  par- 
ents moved  to  Lewistcm,  Me.  I  was  in  the  public 
schools  until  I  was  18  years  old.  I  had  a  desire  to 
'see  the  world.'  I  went  from  Boston  to  the  West 
Indies,  where  the  Am.  Consul  secured  me  a  respon- 
sible position  as  engineer  with  a  R.  R.  Co.,  with  Keith 
&  Wilson,  who  represented  an  English  Syndicate 
which    was   constructing   roads    in    Central    America. 


Four  years  in  that  most  interesting  country  were 
passed  in  novel  experiences.  I  was  then  a  sailor  on 
the  Pacific  for  several  years,  touching  at  South  Amer- 
ican and  foreign  ports.  At  Point  Lemon,  on  the  coast 
of  Central  America,  I  went  ashore  with  the  captain 
to  transact  some  business.  We  were  attacked  by  a 
band  of  Indians  who  were  in  rebellion  at  the  time. 
We  fled  for  our  lives.  On  reaching  the  shore  we 
found  that  our  boat  and  crew  had  gone.  They  had 
been  fired  on,  but  had  escaped  to  the  ship,  thinking 
that  we  were  safe  in  the  town.  There  are  no  docks 
at  this  port,  and  the  ships  are  obliged  to  anchor  far 
out  from  shore,  lighters  being  used  in  tlie  shallow 
water.  Just  as  we  reached  the  water's  edge,  Capt. 
George  Lyford  was  shot  by  the  pursuing  Indians, 
but  we  both  leaped  into  the  water  and  attempted  to 
swim  to  the  ship.  We  were  but  a  little  ways  out 
when  the  captain  gave  a  cry,  threw  up  his  arms,  and 
began  to  sink.  I  swan  to  his  rescue  and  secured 
a  floating  plank  some  distance  away,  and  put  him 
upon  it.  We  pushed  out  to  sea  amid  a  shower  of 
bullets,  and  reached  the  ship  much  exhausted. 
When  we  got  on  board  we  found  that  we  were 
Ideeding  profusely  from  our  many  wounds.  I  had  re- 
ceived two  bullets  in  the  upper  part  of  my  body,  of 
which  I  still  bear  the  ugly  sears.  We  were  well 
takea  care  of  by  our  good  surgeon.  Dr.  Bird  of  Phil- 
adelphia. At  New  Orleans  I  left  the  ship  and  trav- 
eled through  the  length  and  breadtli  of  the  U.  S.  and 
Canada.  One  day  at  Tacoma,  Wash.,  I  met  an  old 
acquaintance  from  Maine,  and  that  evening  I  longed 
to  see  my  home  again.  In  due  time  I  reached  Lew- 
iston,  Me.  I  entered  the  cotton  mills  and  made  my- 
self proficient  in  all  the  departments  where  I  vvorked. 
I  then  became  Supt.  of  the  bag  department  of  the 
Victoria  Mills,  Newburyport,  Mass.  After  awhile  I 
returned  to  Maine,  where  I  have  remained  ever 
since.  In  all  my  wanderings  I  held  fast  to  my  boy- 
ish love  for  the  girl  who  is  now  my  wife."  Mr. 
Thompson  is  tall  and  straight,  with  a  very  muscular 
frame,  dislikes  a  crowd,  and  takes  great  pleasure  in 
the  hunting  and  fishing  in  which  he  is  always  so 
successful.  M..  Dec.  17,  1S94,  Eleanor  Sullivan,  b. 
Readfield  Corner,  Me.,  Aug.  1,  1868;  only  daughter  of 


Geu.  John  O'Sullivan  and  Margaret  ;    no  chil- 
(8)   William  Henry  Thompson,  b.  Topsham,  Me.,  June  19, 
1864;     resides    4    Harvard    Place,    Wallham,    Mass.; 
studied  in  the  schools  of  Lewiston,  Me.;  went  to  Bos- 
ton,   Mass.,   1884;    worked  for   the  Waltham,   Mass., 
Watch  Company  for  eighteen  years;   is  now  chaffeur 
for    the    Orient    Automolule    Company;    m.,    July    6, 
1886,  Annie  Jane  Kelley,  b.  Waltham,  Mass.,  April  1, 
1867;  studied  in  Waltham  schools;  daughter  of  John 
Kelley  and  Mary  Jane  Killopps. 
(9)   Annie  Albretta  Thompson,  b.  July  26,  1893. 
(9)    Lewis  William  Thompson,  b.  Oct.   31,  1897. 
(9)   William  H.  Thompson,  Jr.,  b.  Oct.  8,  1899. 
(8)   Fred   S.   Thompson;    resides   259   Charles   Street,   Wal- 
tham, Mass. 
(8)   Cynthia    Patten   Thompson,   b.    Brunswick,   M'^,,   April 
20,    1869;    resides   Lannett,    Ga.;    m.,    Oct.    18,    1895, 
James   Edward   Coburn,   b.   Biddeford,   Me.,   Feb.   13, 

1869;  son  of  Edward  Col)urn  and  Lucy  Jane ; 

he  has  been  overseer  of  weaving  in  cotton  mills. 
(9)   Mandy  Lucy  Thompson,  b.  Aug.  18,  1898. 
{7)   Alfred  S.  Thompson,  b.  April  18,  1827;  drowned  Aug.  10, 

17)   Mary  Simpson  Thompscm,  b.  Feb.   13,  1829;    d.  April  24, 
1896;    resided  Upper   Main   Street,  Lewiston,   Me.;    m., 
Jan.  20,  1850,  at  Topsham,  Me.,  John  Parker  of  Greene, 
Me.,  b.  June  17,  1820;   farmer  on  the  old  Greene  (Me.) 
homestead;    the    eighth    child    of    William    Parker,    b. 
Freeport,  Me.,  Jan.  1,  1783,  and  of  Hannah  Larrabee,  b. 
Greene,    Me.,    Oct.    11,    1785;     they    were    married    in 
Greene,  Me.,  March  13,  1808,  and  had  thirteen  children. 
(8)   Corris  Anna  Parker,  b.  Dec.  27,  1850;  d.  May  29,  1886; 
m.,    Dec.    24,    1871,    Charles    Foss    of    Turner,    Me.; 
(9)   Bertha  Idella  Foss,  b.  Aug.  8,  1874;  resides  Lewiston, 
Me.;    m.    (first),  Dec,   1892,  Frank   Briggs  of  Au- 
burn, Me.,  who  d.  Oct.,  1897;  m.   (second),  Feb.  11, 
1899,  Ernest  W.  Furbush  of  Lewiston,  Me.;  grocer. 
Children  of  first  husband: 

(10)   Charles  Seth  Briggs.  b.  June  18,  1893. 
(10)   Melvin  Leonard  Briggs,  b.  Nov.  12,  1895. 
(8)   Daughter;  d.  in  infancy,  March  9,  1852. 
(8)   John  Stinson  Parker,  b.  May  27,  1853;  d.  Feb.  22,  1858. 


(8)   Clinton  Thompson  Parker,  b.  Feb.  24,  ISoC;    farmer  at 
West  Farniington,  Me.;   m.,  Dec.  31,  1887,  Cora  Lihby 
of  Carthage,  Me.;  no  ehildren. 
(8)   John    Herbert    l»arker.   b.    June    20.    1858;    farmer   at 
Leeds,   Me.;    m,,  March  30,  1884,   Mary  J.   House  of 
Leeds,  Me. 
(9)   John  Stinson  Parker,  b.  April  24,  1885. 
(9)   Benjamin  Forest  Parker,  b.  Oct.  22,  188G;  d.  Oct.  IG, 

(9)   Amos   Roland    Parker,   b.   Nov.    24,   1892;    d.   Oct.    3, 

(9)   Herbert  Ozro  Parker,  b.  Nov.  15,  1895. 
(8)   Jemima  A.   Parker,   b.   Dec.   21,   18G0;    resides   Gieene, 
Me.;   m.   (first),  Dec,  1882,  George  Briggs  of  Turner, 
Me.;  m.  (second),  Oct.,  1888,  Charles  Foss,  a  farmer. 
Child  of  first  husband: 

(9)   Charles  Arthur  Briggs,  b.  June  29,  1883. 
Child  of  second  husband: 

(9)   Daughter,  b.  Oct.,   1890. 
(8)    Minnie    Rosabelle    Parker,    b.    June    22,    18G4;    resides 
Greene.  Me. :  m..  Jan.  1.  1884,  Walter  E.  Rose.  b.  Au- 
burn,  Me.,   Jan.   1,   185G;    farmer;    son   of  Elisha    K. 
Rose  and  Mary  E.  Morse. 
(8)    Isaac  Newton  Parker,  b.  Dec.  4,  18GG;  farmer  at  Gi'eene, 
Me.;   m.,  IMarch  25,  1893,  Clara  G.  Moore  of  Howard 
Lake,  Minn.     On  April   14,   1893,  this  family  moved 
to  the  old  Greene  (Me.)  homestead. 
(9)   JMarguerithe  May  Parker,  b.  Nov.  24,  1895. 
(9)   Harlan  Newton  Parker,  b.  April  G,  1898. 
(9)   Paul  Dixon  Parker,  b.  May  19,  1899. 
(8)   Myrtie  May  Parker,  b.  Nov.  18,  18G9;    resides  Greene, 
Me.;  ni.,  Oct.  18.  1888,  Herbert  A.  Stevens. 
(9)   Paul  Linwood  Stevens,  b.  May  17,  1889. 
(9)   Parker  Francis  Stevens,  b.  March  2G,  1894. 
(7)    Isaac  Newton  Thompson,  b.  Topsham,  Me.,  Sept.  11,  1833; 
d.    Brunswick,    Me.,    July    11,    1904     (70y.,    10m.).     "In 
1854    he   was    in    the   milk   business   in    Boston     Mass. 
Al)out  a  year  later  he  moved  to  Bowdoin,  Me.,  where 
for  19  years  he  carried  on  the  large  farm  which  he  had 
purchased.     In  Bowdoin  he  was  ever  regarded  as  one 
of  the  pronjinent  citizens.     He  served  on  the  board  of 
selectmen  for  several  years.     He  was  chairman  of  that 
board  when  he  left  Bowdoin  in  1874.     He  then  lived  in 
Webster    and    Greene,    Me.     He    moved    to    Brunswick, 


Me.,  about  1894.     Here  he  did  a  large  business  in  mow- 
ing machines,  which  lie  sold  for  over   35  years.     For 
some  time  he  had  charge  of  a  large  territory  as  agent 
for  the  McCormiek  Harvestry  Co.,  of  Chicago,  111.     He 
won  one  of  the  four   prizes  offered   to   New   England 
agents  who  sold  the  laruest  number  of  machines  in  one 
season.     They   gave  him   a   free  trip  to  the   St    Louis 
Exposition.     He  was  a  wonderfully  energetic  and  suc- 
cessful  man.   and   this   was   in   spite  of  the  fact  that 
both   his   hands  were   badly  crippled   when  he  was   an 
infant,  his  fingers  having  been  drawn  up  by  some  ter- 
rible burns.     The  only   two   fingers  which  were  saved 
from  this  early  accident  were  lost  in  a  machine  later 
on  in  life.     He  had  the  genuine  Thompson  grit,  and  this 
and  his  shrewdness  and  ability  overcame  all  obstacles 
in  liis  way."     He  helped  greatly  in  the  writing  of  the 
Thompson  history,  and  all  that  he  sent  was  neatly  and 
clearly   written.     M.,    in   Topsham,    Me.,   Oct.    24,    1854, 
Betsy    Jane   Jones,    who    d.    Dec.    31,    1905    (74y.,    8m., 
23d.);   daughter  of  Elijah  Jones  and  Betsy  Whitney. 
(8)    Frank    Jones    Thompson,    li.    Bowdoin,    Me.,    Sept.    20, 
1855;   a  prosperous  farmer  at  Webster,  Me.;  in  Bow- 
doin until   1882;    in   Monmouth  until  Feb.,  1885;    in 
Lewlston  until  189G,  then  to  Webster;    m.,  Aug.  30, 
1874,  Emma  Jane  Roberts,  b.  Bowdoin,  Me.,  Aug.  30, 
1855;  daughter  of  Nathaniel  Roberts  and  Eliza  Jane 
(9)    Isaac  Nathaniel  Thompson,  li.  Bowdoin,  Me.,  Jan.  23, 
187G;   resides  on  a  farm  at  Wales,  Me.;  studied  in 
granunar  school,  Lewiston,  Me.;    m.,  Nov.  4,  1903, 
Cora  B.  Frost  of  Wales,  Me. 
(9)   Bertha  Marcia  Thompson,  b.  Bowdoin,  July  4,  1877; 

d.  Webster,  Dec.  11,  1897. 
(9)   Emma  Thompson,  b.  Bowdoin,  March  G,  1881;  resides 
Lisbon  Falls,  Me.;   m.  Joel  M.  Ham  of  Wales,  Me., 
a  painter. 
(10)   Frank  Newton  Ham,  b.  Jan.  16,  1905. 
(9)   Celestie  Mae  Thompson,  b.  Monmouth,  Me.,  Aug.  20, 
1883;   graduated  Sabattus   (Me.)   Grammar  School, 
(9)   John  Fred  Thompson,  h.  Lewiston,  Me.,  Jan.  IG,  1888. 
(8)    Alfred   Moses   Thompson,   b.   Bowdoin,   Me.,   March   24, 
1859;    a  successful   farmer  at  Greene,  Me.,  R.   F.  D. 
No.    2;    studied    in    Litchfield    (Me.)    Academy;    m., 
March   22,    1S8G,   Rhoda  Ann   Cushman,   b.   Oakfield, 


Me.,  May  20,  1870;    daughter  of  Sullivan   Cushmaii 
and  Mai-ia  W.  Bviggs. 
(9)   'William  Lester  Thompson,  b.  July  1.4,  1SS7. 
(9)   Winifred  Alice  Thompson,  b.  Aug.  2,  1888. 
(9)   Annie  May  Thompscni,  b.  June  1,  1893. 
(9)   Alfred  Newton  Thompson,  b.  Feb.  8,  189G. 
(9)   Ethel  Irene  Thompson,  b.  March  28,  1906. 
(8)   Emma  Jane  Thompson,  1).  June  26,  1865;  resides  Bruns- 
wick, Me.;  studied  iu  Sabattus    (Me.)    High  School; 
m.,  Nov.  4,  1882,  John  William  Edwards,  b.  Dexter, 
Me.,  Feb.  12,  18G2;   farmer;   son  of  Simeon  Edwards 
and   Mary   Ann    Feltham. 
(9)   Ethel  Maud  Edwards,  b.  Aug.  10,  1883. 
(6)   Eunice    Thompson,    b.    Topsham.    Me.,    Aug.    25,    1799;    d. 
March  4,  1S85  (85y.).     "Single.     Lived  on  the  old  Thomp- 
son homestead,  beloved  by  all  who  knew  her." 

(6)   Moses  Thompson,  b.  Topsham,  Me.,  Aug.  1,  1801;  d.  May  22, 
1878    (76y.);    a  successful  farmer  at  Topsham,   Mf-.;    m. 
Eliza  Jameson,  b.  Topsham,  1795;    d.  1843. 
(7)   Frances  Ellen  Thompson,  b.  Topsham,  Me.,  Jan.  9,  1837; 
d.  Bath,  Me.,  May  12,  1887;  m.,  Feb.  24,  1860,  Lorenzo 
Totman,  b.  East  Harpswell,  Me.,  Oct.  19,  1831;  d.  Bath, 
Me.,  Dec.  19,  1885;   sail  maker;   son  of  Elisha  Totman 
and  Lucretia.Wyer. 
(8)    Ida  Eliza  Jane  Totman,  b.  March  3,  1861;  R.  P.  D.  No. 
1,  Jacksonville,  Fla;   resided  in  Topsham  four  years, 
then    in    Bath,    Me.,    until    marriage;    since    then    in 
Florida;    graduated    from   Bath    (Me.)    High   School, 
June,  18S0;  m.,  July  23,  1889,  Eugene  Buck,  b.  Credo, 
W.  Va.,  Oct.  15,  1860;    dentist;   son  of  Lorenzo  Buck 
and  Octavia  Oilman. 
(7)   Oliver   Franklin   Thompson,  b.   Topsham,   Me.,   1840;    m. 
(first),   Sai-;!li   Hamilton    Small    of  Lewiston,   Me.;    m. 
(second),  Ella  Small  of  Lewiston,  Me. 
Children  of  first  wife: 

(8)    Minnie  Thompson;   d.  1884. 
(8)    Frank    Thmnpson. 
(8)   Mrs.  Lizzie  Chesley. 
Children  of  second  wife: 
(8)   Leona  Thompson. 

(8)   Maurice  Thompson.  ' 



(6)    David  Thompson,  b.  Sept.  11,  1803;  d.  Feb.  14,  1884  (SOy.) ; 
farmer  at   Topsham,   Me.;    m.    (firs^t),    Harriet   Snow,   b. 
Brunswick,  Me.,  March  7,  1801;  d.  Aug.  27,  1846;  daugh- 
ter of  Aaron  Snow  and  Hannali  Aubens;  no  children;  m. 
(second),  Dec.  30,  1849,  Abigail  Her.sey  Dill,  b.  Falmouth, 
Me.,  July  2,  181G;    d.  Dec.  12,  1893;    daughter  of  Enoch 
Dill  and  Draxa  Fields. 
(7)   Emily  Amanda  Thompson,  b.  Nov.  24,  1850;  m.,  Nov.  21, 
1876,  Joseph  Whitney,  b.  Topsham,  Me.,  Oct.  18.  1850; 
farmer;   son  of  Jeremiah  Fowler  Whitney  and  Charity 
Rogers  Hunter. 
(8)   Ella  Charity  Whitney,  b.  Nov.  21,  1877. 
(8)   Horace  Jere  Whitney,  b.  July  31,  1879;   graduate  of 

Topsham  High  School.  1896  :  farmer. 
(8)   George  David  Whitney,  b.  Nov.  15,  1881;  d.  June  14, 

(8)   Mary  Alibie  Whitney,  b.  Sept.  23,  1887. 
(7)   David  Lemuel  Thompson,  b.  Topsham,  Jan.  14,   1852;    d. 
Feb.  22,  1884.     "He  went  to  the  cemetery  to  select  and 
arrange    for    his    father's    grave,    changing    his    heavy 
footwear  for  thin;    took  a  violent  cold  and  soon  died. 
His  baby  boy,   David,  died   in  a   few  months    so  that 
three  David  Thompsons  died  in  one  house  in  less  than 
a  year,   and   left  no  son    in   tlie  family  to   retain   the 
Thompson  name."     Farmer;   graduated  from  Farming- 
ton    (Me.)    Normal  School;   m.,  June  24,  1875,  Huldah 
Crawford  Hyde,  b.  Topsham,  Me.,  April  7,  1853;  daugh- 
ter of  Jude  Hyde  and  Bethiah  Ward. 
(8)   Edith    May    Thompson,    b.    Topsham.    Me..    March    26, 
1878;    resides   Brunswick,   Me.;    graduated    Topsham 
High  School,  June  22,  1894;  m.,  April  20,  1904,  George 
Irving    Prince,    b.    Brunswick,    Me.,    Dec.    21,    1873; 
farmer;  son  of  A.  J.  Prince  and  Gorilla  Given. 
(8)   Bessie    Garfield    Thompson,    b.    Nov.    7,    1881;    resides 
Bath,   Me. ;   graduated   from   Topsham   High   School ; 
m.,  June  23,  1904,  Lendall  E.  Knight. 
(8)   David  Otis  Thompson,  b.  March  1,   1884;  d.  Aug.  18, 
(7)   Abbie  Esther  Thompson,  b.  Topsham,  Me.,  Aug.  30,  1857; 
resides  Hopkinton,  Mass.;    has  lived  Belfast,  Me.,  and 
in  Massachusetts,  Worcester,   Milford  and  Hopkinton; 
m.,  July  21,  1880,  Hiram  Franklin  Gowell,  b.  Bowdoin, 
Me.,  Sept.  12,  1851;    farmer;   son  of  Alfred  Gowell  and 
Elizabeth    Brown. 


(G)  Lydia  Thompson,  b.  Topsham,  Me.,  Nov.  27,  1805;  d.  Aug. 
28,  1905  (99y.,  9m.,  Id.);  resided  Greene,  Me.;  m.  Calvin 
Mower,  b.   Greene,  Me.,  May  7,   1800;    d.   July  22,   1874; 

farmer;    son  of  .John  Mower  and  Elizabeth  .     One 

wrote  of  Lydia  (Thompson)  Mower  a  few  years  ago: 
"Each  day  finds  her  busy  with  her  work  and  taking  an 
active  interest  in  the  affairs  of  the  day.  During  the  past 
year  her  busy  hands  have  completed  ten  large  bed 
quilts  and  more  would  have  followed  if  the  patchwork 
had  held  out.  Many  friends  have  received  gifts  of  stock- 
ings and  mittens  from  her  hands,  and  she  has  assisted 
in  the  housework  and  the  making  of  clothes  for  rela- 
tives. She  said:  'I  should  be  miserable  if  I  did  no  work, 
and  I  spend  the  greater  part  of  my  time  in  sewjng.  I 
had  rather  do  it  than  anything  else.'  Her  needlework  is 
perfection.  Mrs.  Mower  said:  'My  fathei",  Lemuel  Thomp- 
son, owned  the  first  carriage  ever  brought  into  Topsham. 
Me.  It  was  rather  a  crude  affair,  having  a  high  bo.-^  seat 
and  fiMider,  with  straight  shafts  and  wooden  springs,  yet 
it  was  the  envy  of  all.  It  was  greatly  admired,  though 
it  was  a  decidedly  hard  vehicle  for  riding  as  compared 
with  the  vehicles  of  the  present  day.  When  I  was  a  girl 
it  was  rather  hard  for  children  to  get  shoes  to  wetir,  and 
the  cost,  and  the  limited  amount  of  money  in  circulation, 
cut  down  our  supply  so  that  one  pair  had  to  last  for  a 
long  time.  In  summer  time,  to  save  expense,  we  walked 
to  school  in  our  bare  feet,  and  except  on  Sunday  to 
church  and  to  other  prominent  gatherings,  seldom  wore 
our  shoes.  Churches  were  not  very  plenty  and  the  near- 
est one  to  my  father's  was  four  miles,  and  we  all  walked 
there  on  Sunday.  The  older  people  usually  went  on  horse- 
back. Often  in  days  gone  by  have  I  rode  on  the  rump  of 
the  horse  while  I  held  with  one  hand  to  the  crupper- 
strap  and  with  the  other  to  the  waist  of  my  mother's 
dress.  When  we  walked  to  church  we  did  not  put  on  ou? 
shoes  and  stockings  until  we  came  near  the  place  of  ser- 
vice, and  they  were  carried  in  a  bundle  when  we  went 
home.  In  those  early  days  we  used  flint  instead  of 
matches,  and  the  punk  and  tow  prevailed.  We  never 
dared  to  let  the  fires  on  the  hearths  go  out.  because  it  was 
so  hard  to  light  them  again  with  the  flint  and  punk. 
Sometimes  we  went  to  a  neighbor's  with  the  tongs  and  in 
these  bore  home  a  coal  of  fire.  It  was  hard  to  make  the 
tallow  candles  before  the  moulds  for  them  came  into 


We  took  pieces  of  wick  and  dipped  them  in  the  hot  tal- 
low,   allowing   them   to  drip   a  bit,   and  then   with  each 
dripping  they  conid  he  held  in  the  cool  of  the  cellar  to 
hai'den.     This  was  rather  a  slow  process,  bnt  we  thus  got 
quite  a  fair-shaped  candle.     White  bread  was  somewhat 
scarce  in  those  days,  but  afterwards  became  very  com- 
mon.    Bread  was  made  from  buttermilk.     Soda  was  not 
very  plenty  then,  and  when  we  got  out  of  the  powder  we 
used  a  preparation  made  of  corn  cobs,  which  was  made 
by  burning  the  corn  and  cobs  to  ashes  and  then  adding 
water  to  make  a  lye,  which,  after  straining,  was  to  all 
intents  and  purposes  as  good  to  raise  a  batch  of  bread 
as  the  best  soda    in   the  market.       Sometimes   we   used 
hardwood  ashes  for  liquid  soda,  but  it  did  not  prove  so 
satisfactory  as  the  other  kind.     Pastry  was  limited,  and 
cakes  and  pies  were  not  used  much  except  when  company 
■was    around.     Our  cooking   was   all    done   over   the   fire- 
place,   and   pork,   beans,   potatoes,    Indian    meal   pudding 
and  bread,  constituted  the  common  Itill  of  fare.     The  po- 
tatoes were  boiled  in  a   kettle  suspended  from   a.   crane 
over  the  fire,  so  that  it  could  be  swung  in  and  out  as  the 
cook   desired.     I\Ieat  was  fried   in  a  long-handled   rpider 
or  frying  pan  held  over  the  roaring  flames.     While  the 
cooking  was  primitive,  I  have  never  been  able  to  find  any- 
thing   which    would    excel    the    suet    cakes    which    were 
cooked  by  my  mother  in  the  old  Dutch  oven.     The  chil- 
dren never  tired  of  those  cakes,  and  mother  always  had 
some  of  them   ready  for  us  when   we  came  home  from 
school  at  night." 
(7)    Susan  Eunice  Mower,  b.  Greene,  Me.,  July  5,  1S4-1;    re- 
sides   Greene    and    131    First   Avenue    S.,    Minneapolis, 
Minn.:  m..  1SG.5,  William  H.  Harris,  a  lawyer. 
(8)   Three  children,  who  are  married. 
(7)   Ann  Maria  !Mower,  b.  Greene,  Me.,  May  4,  1S49;    resides 
Lewiston,    Me.;    m.,    1868,    Almon    Burton    Donnell,    b. 
Webster,  Me.,  Oct.  3,  1845;   farmer  and  carpenter;  sou 
of  Jesse  D.  Donnell,  who  d.  Fel).  16,  1902,  and  of  Sarah 
A.  Thompson. 
(8)   Burton  Calvin  Donnell,  b.  Greene,  Me.,  Aug.   1,  1869; 

resides  Portland,  Me.. 
(8)   Alice  Mabel  Donnell,  b.  Greene,  Feb.  2,  1872;   m.,  Dec. 
30,  1892,  George  W.  Fogg  of  Auburn,  Me. 
(9)  Elmer  Donnell  Fogg,  b.  June  3,  1897. 


(8)   Leslie  Mower  Douuell,  b.  Greene,  Sept.  28,  1882. 

:i:  ^  ♦  *  * 

(6)   Oliver  Thompson,  b.  Topsham,  Me.,  May  9,  1808;  d.  June  1, 
1837.     "He  died  on  the  Mississippi  River." 

:{:  ^  4:  *  4: 

(6)   Lewis  Thompson,  1).  Topsham,  Me.,  Sept.  30,  1810;  d.  Jan. 
12,  1886    (75y.,   3m.);    he  always  lived  on  the   Topsham 
homestead;   m.,  by  Rev.  Mr.  Lord,  May  19,  1842,  Pauline 
Barker  Sawyer,  b  Jan.  26,  1817.     A  noble  woman  and  of 
great   help    with    these    records.     She    lately    wrote:     "I 
have  tried  tor  more  than  65  years  to  be  a  worker  in  the 
vineyard  of  the  Lord.     I  desire  to  be  more  faithful.     My 
hope  of  Heaven  grows  brighter."     The  daughter   of   Jo- 
seph Sawyer  and  Mary  Blanehard  of  Lisbon,  Me. 
(7)    Susan  Jane  Thompson,  b.  July  15,  1844  ;  resides  Auburn. 
Me.;  m.,  Feb.  22,  1868,  George  E.  Longley. 
(8)   Burton  Lewis  Longley,  b.  Sept.  18,  1868. 
(8)   Ada  M.  Longley,  b.  Sept.  24,  1873. 
(7)   Augusta    Marilla    Thompson;    b.    June    5,    1846;    resides 

Greene.  Me.;  m..  May  22.  1868.  W.  E.  Longley. 
(7)   Palmer  Curtis  Thompson,  b.  March  8,  1856;   resides  Bos- 
ton, Mass.;   m.,  Jan.  1,  1879,  Fannie  D.  Newe'l. 
<S)   Ethel  M.  Thompson,  b.  Nov.  24,  1880. 
(8)   Guy  Lewis  Tliompson,  b.  Dec.  22,  1885. 
(8)   Melissa  Thompson,  b.  Aug.  7,  1890. 
(7)   Melissa  Thompson;   d.  May  26,  1861   (lOy.,  10m.,  ISd.). 
<7)   Angeline  Thompson,  d.  May  22,  1864    (lly.,  2m.,  14d.). 

(6)  Rufus  Thompson,  b.  Topsham.  Me..  Oct.  26.  1812;  d.  April 
21,  1889    (76y.,  5m.);   farmer  in  Topsham,  Me.;   m.  Eliza 
Cole,  who  d.  Feb.  14,  1892. 
(7)   George  "Woodbury  Thompson.     "He  lives  on  his  father's 
farm,  being  the  only  male  descendant  of  Lemuel  Thomp- 
son in  Topsham,  though  six  sons  settled  on  farms  in 
that  town,  and  all  had  one  or  more  sons."     M.  Gertrude 
'  Green. 

18)   Gladys  Thompson. 
(8)   Alton  Thompson. 


(6)   Ezra  Thompson,  b.  March  10,  1815;  d.  Sept.  18,  1815  (6m.). 


The  Ancestry  of  Rev.  Daniel  Parker.  Records  of 
Halliday  Family  and  Others  Connected  with  the 

Much  of  this  is  from  a  pamphlet  written  ])y  Eben  A. 
Parker,  a  meml.)er  of  the  bar  at  Indianapolis,  Ind.  It 
was  read  at  the  semi-centennial  anniversary  of  Clermont 
Academy.  IMiich  of  the  data  was  sent  by  INIrs.  S.  C.  Davis 
and  by  Miss  Julia  P.  Cutler  of  JMarietta,  Ohio,  daughters 
of  Judge  Ephraim  Cutler. 

About  1644  there  came  to  America  from  Wiltshire,  Eng- 
land, five  Parker  brothers — Abraham,  Jacob,  James,  Jo- 
seph and  John.  They  first  settled  at  Woburn,  IMass. ;  they 
belonged  to  a  family  of  distinction  in  England,  and  bore 
with  them  a  coat  of  arms  and  a  crest,  evidences  of  military 
renown.  The  coat  of  arms  was  kept  through  four  genera- 
tions and  then  lost.  Heraldic  description,  "He  beareth 
party  perpale,  or  sable,  on  a  chevron,  gules,  three  bucks' 
heads  between  three  amulets ;  the  name  Parker.  The  Par- 
ker crest  is  a  knight's  head,  the  helmet  with  the  visor 
closed."  The  three  amulets  charged  on  the  shield  are 
marks  of  distinction  conferred  on  the  fifth  son. 

Abraham  and  James  Parker  were  farmers.  All  of  these 
five  Parker  brothers  were  men  of  consideration  in  that 
early  time,  and  some  held  positions  of  trust  and  honor.  In 
1660  James  Parker  was  appointed  by  the  town  commission- 
ers to  treat  with  the  Indians,  and,  with  others,  to  set  off 
land  adjoining  Chelmsford  for  one  of  the  tribes.  In  1663 
he  was  appointed  sergeant  in  a  military  company  for  home 
protection.  In  1673.  with  others,  he  petitipned  the  court 
to  lay  out  and  settle  a  plantation  adjoining  the  town,  and 


to  set  aside  500  acres  of  land  for  the  maintenance  of  an 
orthodox  minister. 

(1)   Abraham  Parker.     He  was  admitted  a.^  a  freeman  in  1G45; 

in  1653,  witli  liis  I)rottier8,  except  Jolin  Parlver,  wlio  istttled 

in    An<l()vi'r,    Mass..    he    moved    from    Woburn,    Mass.,    to 

Chelmsford,  Mass.     In  Wobnrn,  Mass.,  Nov.  IS,  1G44,  hi'  m. 

Rose  Whitloclv. 

(2)   Jacob    Parker;    d.    Clielmsford,    Mass.,    16G9:    he   had    nine 

children;    his   widow,    Sarah,   presented   an    inventory   of 

his  estate  to  the  eonrt  April  6.  1669.     (She  m.  [secon<I], 

Aug.  4,  1675,  Capt.  John  Waite  of  Maiden.  Mass.,  a  leader 

in  civil  and  religious  life;  he  represented  his  town  in  the 

House  of  Deputies  for  eighteen  years;  he  was  speaker  of 

the  House  in  1664.     Sarah  d.  Jan.  13,  1707  [Sly.].) 

(3)    Jacob    Parker,    b.    Chelmsford,    Mass.,    1652;    d.    Maiden, 

'.Mass.,  Oct.  31,  1694. 
(3)    Sarah   Parker,    b.    Chelmsford,   Mass..   Jan.    14,    1654;    d. 
July   1,   1678.     She  was  the  second   wife  of  Nathaniel 
Howard  of  Charlestown,  Mass. 
(3)   Thomas  Parker,  b.  Chelmsford,  Mass.,  March  28,  1756;  d. 
Maiden,  Mass.  (79y. ).     He  is  said  to  have  built  the  old 
Parker  mansion  on  the  old  homestead  where  he  died. 
This  homestead  is  one  of  Maiden's  historic  spotp.     His 
widow,  Rebecca,  d.  Dec.  20,  1758   (75y.). 
(4)   Rebecca  Parker,  b.  Oct.  31,  1705;  d.  young. 
(4)   Thomas    Parker,   b.    Oct.    31,    1705;    m.,   April    5,    1731, 

Mary  Upham. 
(4)   Jacob  Parker,  b.  J;.in.  9.  1707. 

(4)  David  Parker,  1).  May  2,  1710;  d.  Oct.  5,  1760  (50y.); 
m.,  Sept.  5,  1740,  Mary  Upham.  b.  1715;  d.  Nov.  25, 
1794.  She  was  of  the  fifth  Upham  generation.  (The 
Upham  ancestor  was  Dea.  John  Upham,  b.  England, 
1597;  settled  in  Weymouth,  Mass.;  buried  in  Maiden, 
Mass.,  where  his  gravestone  bears  the  inscription; 
"Here  lies  the  body  of  John  Upham,  age  84  years. 
He  died  Feb.  25,  1S61.  He  was  the  first  inhabitant  of 
New  England  who  bore  the  name  of  Upham."  Lieut. 
Phineas  Uphanr;  d.  Oct.,  1676,  of  wounds  received  at 
the  battle  of  Canonicus,  the  Narragansett  fort;  he 
m.  Ruth  Wood;  John  Upham^;  Samuel  Upham',  who 
m.  Mary  Grover. ) 
(5)  Mary  Parker,  b.  May  26,  1741;  d.  young. 
(5)   Rebecca  Parker,  b.  Nov.  18,  1742;   d.  Oct.  13,  1819. 


(5)  William  Parker,  b.  June  10,  1745;  d.  Nov.  26,  1825; 
in.,  Jan.  28,  1772,  Mary  Warner%  b.  Feb.  5,  1752;  d. 
Feb.  17,  1811.  Her  Warner  ancestry:  (1)  Will- 
iam Warner,  who  came  from  England  and  settled 
in  Ipswich,  Mass.,  1637,  and  d.  1648;  (2)  Elder 
Philemon  Warner  of  Ghmcester,  Mass.,  who  M. 
Elizabeth  Woodward;  (3)  Daniel  Warner;  (4) 
Elder  Philemon  Warner.)  This  William  Parker 
settled  in  Newburyport,  Mass.,  where  he  an^t  his 
wife  became  members  of  the  Presbyterian  Church, 
under  the  ministration  of  the  renowned  Jonathan 
Parsons  and  John  Murray.  William  Parker  was  a 
man  of  uprightness  and  Christian  character.  A 
cabinet  maker  l)y  trade,  he  manufactured  furni- 
ture and  exported  it  to  the  West  Indies,  where  it 
found  a  pi'ofitable  market.  He  thus  not  only  se- 
cured a  competency  for  himself  and  family  l)ut 
had  a  surplus  from  which  he  purchased,  in  1787, 
a  share  of  1,173  acres  of  land  in  what  was  then 
known  as  the  "Ohio  Company's  Purchase."  This 
company  was  formed  of  such  men  as  Gen  Rufus 
Putnam  of  Revolutionary  renown,  with  Rev.  Ma- 
nassah  Cutler,  of  civic  and  religious  distinction. 
In  1788  William  Parker  traveled  to  his  posses- 
sions in  the  West.  Truly  this  was  a  great  strug- 
gle to  leave  behind  the  kindred,  and  the  higher 
civilization  and  refinement  which  was  fast  gather- 
ing around  them,  for  the  happiness  and  betterment 
of  the  young  and  interesting  family.  The  hard- 
ships and  privations  which  attended  their  move- 
ments were  not  so  keenly  felt  upon  the  journey  as 
when,  on  arriving  at  western  Pennsylvania,  no 
habitation  could  be  found  to  live  in  except  a  sheep 
pen  which  the  sturdy  pioneer  who  had  preceded 
him  permitted  him  to  move  his  family  into,  as 
the  sheep  were  driven  out,  and  in  which  the  Par- 
ker family  was  sick  for  a  month.  The  Indian 
wars  prevented  William  Parker's  forward  move- 
ment from  this  place.  He  purchased  a  small  farm 
in  the  forks  of  the  "Yough,"  where  he  remained 
until  1800.  Then,  on  a  flatboat,  he  navigated  the 
Ohio  River  to  the  land  he  had  purchased  on  Lead- 
ing Creek,  in  Meigs  County,  O.  On  arriving  there 
he  found  the  unbroken  forest  in  all  its  srrandeur 


and  loveliness.     The  family  remained  on  the    flat- 
boat  until  a  cabin  was  built. 
(6)   Elizabeth    Warner    Parker,    b.    Sept.    21,    1773;    d. 

June  9,  1850;  unm. 
(C)   William    Parker,   b.    Newburyport,    Mass.,    .July    4, 
1775;    d.   Pomeroy,   O.,  Dec.   3,   1855    (SOy.);    m.. 
May   13,    1802,   Betsy  Wyatt,  b.    Beverly,   Mass., 
Oct.    2,    1784;    d.    at    Athens,    O.,    Aug.    6,    1889 
(S5y.)  ;  daughter  of  Joshua  Wyatt  and  El'zabeth 
(7)   Edwin   Warner    Parker,   b.    March    26,    1803;    d. 
Aug.  24,  1839;  m.,  Oct.  11,  1827,  Ann  Caldwell 
Stout,  b.  Oct.  10,  180G;   d.  Sept.  24,  1837. 
(7)   Elizabeth  Parker,  b.  April   7,  1805;    d.  Feb.  18, 
1861;  m.,  April  7,  1822,  Samuel  Halliday.     (See 
Halliday  records.) 
(7)   William    Parker,    b.    Feb.    9,    1807;    d.    Feb.    11, 
1880   (73y.);   m.,  Sept.  15,  1831,  Lavina  Stout, 
b.  Dec.  1,  1812;   d.  Jan.  16,  1889. 
(7)   Daniel  Parker,  b.  Oct.  22,  1809;  d.  Jan.  19,  1893; 
m.,  Nov.  2,  1847,  Catherine  E.  Gillespie,  b.  Feb. 
29,    1823. 
(7)   Mary  Parker,  b.  Feb.  19,  1812;   d.  Feb.  28,  1812. 
(7)   Joshua  Wyatt  Parker,  b.  Feb.  19,  1812;    d.  Du- 
buque,  la.,    Feb.    25,   1893;    m.,   Feb.   19.   1834, 
Eliza    McQuigg,    b.    Spencer,    N.    Y.,    Feb.    22, 
1812;   d.  Dubuque,  la.,  July  31,  1901. 
(7)   John  Newton  Parker,  b.  Aug.  14,  1814-   d.  June 

29,  1816. 
(7)   Mary  Warner  Parker,  b.  Dee.  2,  1816;  d.  Sept. 
20,   1895;    m.    (first),   Sept.   28,  1835,   Bucking- 
ham J.  Cooley,  who  d.  Feb.  7,  1836;    m.    (sec- 
ond),   Jan.   13,    1839,    William    Drew   Bartlett, 
who  d.  Dec.  28,  1849  (49y.). 
(7)   Silas  Parker,  b.  May  5,  1819;   d.  April  5,  1878; 
m.,  June  16,  1852,  Pearley  Jane  Ward,  b.  Oct. 
2,  1826. 
(7)   Sarah  Ann  Parker,  b.  Oct.  29,  1823;   d    June  30, 
1852;    m.,   as   his  second  wife,   Dec.    22,    1842,. 
Tobias  Avery  Plantz,  who  d.  June  19,  1887. 
^6)    Sally  Parker,  b.  June  6,  1777;  d.  June  30   1846;  m. 

Ephraim  Cutler. 
(6)   John  Parker,  b.  June'^2,   1779;    d.  1849;    m.   Lucy 

William  Parker.  2d.  born   at  Newburyport,  Mass.,  July  4.  1785,  died  at  Pomeroy, 

Ohio,  December  3,  1855. 

(This  picture  is  copied  from  daguerreotype  taken  in  184-8.) 


(6)   Rev.  Daniel  Parker,  b.  Aug.  7,  1781;  a.  Mouni  Hy- 
i;iene.  0.,  March  22,  ISGl;   in.  Priscilla   (Mulloy) 
Ring.      (See    full    records.) 
(6)   Polly  Parker,  b.  May  27,  1783;   m.  Judge  Gushing 

(C)   Nancy   Parker,   b.   March   21,   1785;    d.   Salem,   0., 

April  4,  ISGl;   m.  Stephen  Strong;    no  children. 
(6)    Susanna    Parker,    b.    M:irch    10,    1787;    d.    July    5, 

1813;  ni.  Dr.  Sylvanus  Everett. 
(C)    Fanny   Parker,  b.   March   2G,  1789;    m.  John  For- 

(C)   Ebenezer  Parker,  b.  Dec.  22,  1792;  d.  near  Cincin- 
nati, 0.,  Sept.  22,  1873:  m.  Mary  Swett,  daughter 
of  Benjamin   Swett  of  Newburyport,  Mass. 
(C)   Clarissa  Parker,  b.  May  10,  1795;  d.  Feb.  24,  1817; 
m.  Peter  Shaw. 
(5)   Jacob  Parker,  b.  Dec.  28,  1748;  d.  May  25,  1805. 
(5)    Silas  Parker,  b.  Aug.  6,  1748. 

(5)  Mary  Parker,  b.  \March  12,  1750;  d.  Nov.  21,  1819. 
(5)  Phoebe  Parker,  b.  Dec.  7,  1751;  d.  March  14.  1S36. 
(5)   Nathan   Parker,   b.   Sept.   12,    1752/'53;    d.    Aug.    28. 

(5)   Esther  Parker,  b.  April  30,  1755;   d.  Feb.  28,  177S. 
(5)   Huldah  Parker,  b.  June  3,  1757;  d.  June,  1829. 
(5)   Ebenezer  Parker,  b.  March  27,  17G1;  d.  Nov.  13,  1823. 
(4)   John  Parker,  b.  Oct.  28,  1712. 

(4)   Joanna  Parker,  b.  April  18,  1715;  m.  Thomas  Lynde. 
(4)   Benjamin  Parker,  1).  April  17,  1817;  m.  Phrebe  Crreen. 
(4)   Rebecca  Parker,   b.  May  S,  1719;    m.   Benjamin  Buck- 
(4)   Rachel  Parker,  b.  May  8,  1719;   m.  Jabez  Lynde. 
(4)   Esther  Parker,  b.  Aug.  18,  1721;   m.  John  Harnden. 
(3)   Tabitha  Parker,  b.  Feb.  28,  lG58/'59;   m.  Stephen  Pierce 

of  Chelmsford,  Mass. 
(3)   Rebecca  Parker,  b.  May  29,  IGGO;  m.,  June  27,  1GS2,  Jona- 
than Danforth  of  Billerica,  Mass. 
(3)   Rachel  Parker,  b.  March  8,  lG84/'85;    m.  John  Floyd  of 

Maiden,  Mass.;  son  of  Capt.  John  Floyd. 
(3)   Mary  Parker,  b.  Sept.  8,  1687;  d.  Jan.  8,  17G*3;  m   Thomas 

Waite;  son  of  John  Waite  of  Maiden,  IMass. 
(3)  Ebenezer  Parker;   resided  Chelmsford,  Mass.,  1715. 



(1)  Alexander  Ilalliday  and  his  wife,  Jean  Halliday,  whose  par- 
ents were  not  relatives,  lived  in  Auchencaira,  Parish  of 
Kirkmahoe,  County  of  Dumfries.  Scotland.  Alexander 
Halliday  died  in  Scotland. 
(2)  Samuel  Halliday,  the  second  son,  b.  Scotland,  Oct.  17,  1799; 
d.  Aug.  25,  1S8U;  he  graduated  from  the  University  of 
Edinburgh,  Scotland;  he  immigrated  from  Scotland  to 
America,  May  19,  1818;  Aug.  19,  1818,  he  stopped  in 
Rutland,  Meigs  (then  Gallia)  County,  O.  His  mother, 
with  six  other  sons,  followed  two  years  later  and  set- 
tled in  the  same  county;  these  sons  all  married  and 
raised  families.  In  1906  there  were  300  living  de- 
scendants of  tlae  mother,  Jean  Halliday,  scattered  in 
many  states  west  of  Ohio.  The  descendants  of  Samuel 
Halliday  are  ninety.  "The  Halliday  Clan  was  so  numer- 
ous in  Scotland  that  the  family  has  not  been  much 
traced  )ieyt)nd  two  generations  beyond  Alexander  Hal- 
liday'." The  coat  of  arms  was  copied  from  one  found 
in  the  study  of  Sir  Walter  Scott.  "There  are  other  Hal- 
lidays  in  America,  but  this  family  has  not  traced 
them  to  the  first  ancestors  in  America,  or  to  a  Scotch 
ancestor."  Samuel  Halliday  m.  (first),  April  7,  1822, 
Eliza  Parker,  b.  Rutland,  Meigs  County,  O.,  April  7.  1805; 
d.  Feb.  IS,  1861;  daughter  of  William  Parker"^  and  Betsy 
Wyatt;  m.  (second),  April  29,  1806,  Mrs.  Jeanuett  Bra- 
ley,  nee  McKnight.  b.  New  Brunswick,  Dec.  9,  1831;  d. 
Galliopolis,  O.,  April  1,  1905. 
Children  of  first  wife: 

(3)   Alexander  Wyatt  Halliday,  b.  Feb.   2,   1S25;    d.  Aug.  24, 

■(3)   William  Parker  Halliday,  b.  July  21,  1827;    d.   Sept.  23, 
1899;   m.,  at  Louisville,  Ky.,  July  13,  1858,  Eliza  Craig 
(3)   Jane  Halliday,  b.  Jan.  29,   1830;    d.  April  28,   1885;    m., 

April  17,  1849,  Rufus  Putnam  Robbins. 
(3)    Samuel    Bennet   Halliday,   b.    July   19,   1832;    d.    Dec.    1, 
1868;   m..  May  1,  1855,  Elizabetli  P.  Remington,  b.  Oct. 
20,  1830;  d.  May  10,  1880. 
(3)   Edwin  Warner  Halliday,  b.  May  11,  1836;   resides  Cairo, 
111.;    m.,  June  28,  1804,  at  Macon,  Ga.,  Emma  Wither- 
spoon,  b.  {Memphis,  Tenn.,  July  9,  1844. 
(4)   Emma  Cocke  Halliday,  b.  Nov.  7,  1805;  d.  July  11,  1806. 


(4)    Alice  Withersiioou   Halliday.   li.   Seiit.   26,  1867:  gradu- 
ated  Vassal"  College. 
(4)    Samuel  Halliday,  h.  Sept.  4,  1869;  studied  in  University 
of  Illinois;   m.,  Feb.  25,  1895,  Nellie  Barry  Gilbert,  b. 
July  22,  1871. 
(4)   Vest.i  Halliday,  b.  7,  1870;   graduated  Vassar  Col- 
lege; ni.,  April  15,  1895,  Walter  H.  Wood,  b.  April  30, 
(4)   Edwin  Halliday,  b.  July  20,  1871;  d.  Marcli  24,  1872. 
(4)   Edna  Halliday,  b.  Dec  22,  1872;   d.  Dec.  22,  1872. 
(4)    Edwin   Halliday.    b.    Dec.   20.   1873;   ni..   Jan.    18.   1898. 

Kuth  Itristow  Hudson,  b.  April  6,  1874. 
(4)   Edith  Halli(biy,  b.  Dec.  9,  1875;   m.,  Dec.  30,  1902,  J.  J. 

(4)   Emma  Halliday,  b.  Nov.  18,  1877;   studied  in  Chicago 

University;    m.,   Sept.  8,   1904,  Edward  L.  Gilbert. 
(4)   Martha  Halliday,  b.  Dec.  19,  1879;   .studied  in  Chicago 

(4)   Eliza  Halliday,  b.  March  9,  1882;  studied  Aschani  Hall, 

Chicago,  111. 
(4)   Fred    Davis   Halliday,   b.   Sept.   4,    1885;    cadet   Culver 
(Ind.)    Military  Academy. 
(3)   Daughter,  b.  Aug.  11.  1838;   d.  Aug.  14,  1838. 
(3)    Eliza  Shaw  Halliday.  b.  Aug.  2.  1839;  d.  San  Diego.  Cal.. 

April  24,  1889;   m.,  Dec.  25,  1862,  Charles  T.  Hinds. 
(3)    Henry    Laing    Halliday,    b.    March    7,    1842;    d.    Sept.    2, 
1895;    m.,    March    7,    1867,    Laura    Evans,    b.    July    24, 
1846;   d.  March  12,  1S9S. 
(3)   Thomas  Wyatt  Halliday,  b.  June  10,  1844;    d.   Sept.  18, 
1892;    m.,  May  1,  1866,  Charlotte  Josephine  Taylor,  b. 
April  3,  1849;  d.  July  28,  1906. 
(3)   Mary    Caroline   Halliday,   b.   April    2,    1847;    resides-'   At- 
lanta, Ga. 
Child  of  second  wife: 

(3)  Ann  Jean  Halliday,  b.  Gallia  County,  O.,  Jan.  6,  18G8;  m., 
Sept.  17,  1884,  .Tohn  H.  Ewing,  b.  Galliopolis,  0.,  Oct. 
27,  1867. 




Aaron    28,    31,    55,    153 

Abbie  Esther    271 

Abel    8,  81,  119 

Abel    11 1-iO 

Abijah    137 

Abigail  7.  S.  14.  15,  55,  68,  150,  153 

Abijah    Harvey    1-12 

Ahner    Purington    33 

Actor  Pa  tten    61 

Ada    E 151 

Adelbert    256 

Adeline  Donham  183 

Adrian     30 

Agnes  May 151 

Albert    120,  121 

Albert  T 42 

Albert   Trufant    151 

Alexander  6.  7,  8,  10,  11 

13,  156,  248,  261 

Alexander    I'hilbrook    168 

Alfaretta    264 

Alfaretta   May    .265 

Alfred  Ilerrick  68 

Alfred  Moses   269 

Alfred   Newton    270 

Alfred    S 267 

Alice     61 

Alice  Mildred    127 

Alice  Quimby   61 

Alice   Wildes    257 

Alonzo  113 

Alonzo  A 185 

Alonzo   Heard    115 

Alphens     119 

Alphens  B.,   Capt 255 

Alton    274 

Alvah    K 185 

Amos 11,  54,  78,  94,  113 

Angeline    ' 274 

Anita  Mabel    121 

Ann   Maria    71 

Anna     8 

Annah  122 

Annetta  Jane   138 

Annie  Albretta    267 

Annie    Eugenia    39 

Annie  Maud    28 

Annie   May    270 

Arabella     72 

Arnold    Keith    142 

Augusta   Marilla    274 

Augustine    119 

Baker    B 186 

Barbara 41 

Barnard   Newall    14' 

Benjamin 7,  13.  31.  55,  149,  150 

190,   248.   261,   262 

Benjamin  Alexander   185 

Bertha    Marcia    269 

Bessie  Garfield   271 

Betsey    15,    82 

Beulah   142 

Caleb    13,   14 

Caroline    120,   255 

Caroline   M 127 

Caroline   Mehitable    62 

Caroline  Stinson    135 

Carylin 121 

Catherine   Mcintosh    *. 70 

Celestie    Mae    269 

C.     H 27 

Chapin  Edward    141 

Charles    27,   120,   263 

Charles  Alexander    255,   256 

Charles  E 185 

Charles   Edgeeomb    28 

Charles  Haynes   117 

Charles   Holman    74 

Charles    Lawrence    256 

Charles   Lewis 262 

Charles    Sproull    40 

Charles  Wesley    120 

Charles    Woodl)ury    39 

Charlotte  68,  163 

Charlotte    Welsh    181 

Chester  Ezekiel    75 

Chiloa  Ann   152 

Clara    Dunning    263 

Clara    Sylvia     74 

Clarence    Fairfield     127 

(^onverse    Conkling    185 

Cora    Mabel    127 

Cornelius 11,  16.  44.  46.  62,  70 

Cornelius,    Capt 12 

Corydon     150 

Curtis    8 

Cynthia   Patten    267 

Cvrus     116 

Daniel    8 

Daniel     P 264 

David    13,    14,    156,    271 

David   Havnes   119 

David    Lemuel    271 

David    Otis    271 

David  Page    14 

David.  Rev 162 

Dinah     8,     13 

Dlxev     259 

Dixev  Wildes    252 

Dixey    Wildes.    Capt 257 

Dodavah  Curtis   9,  13 

Dora   MoUor    41 

Dorcas    2T 

Dwinal    Burt     61 

Dwinal  French,  Prof 61 

Ebenezer     8 

Edgar    121 

Edith    151 

Edith   Fairfax   41 

Edith  May   271 

Edward    Humphrey,    Capt 260 

Elbridge    '. 150,    151,    162 

Eleanor    118,    263 

Elena     255 

Elisha  Baker 180 

Elizabeth 6.  7.  8,  10,  13 

14,  15,  18,  28 
Elizabeth   Allen    7 





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Esther   S.  0.  13. 

Ethel    Blanchard 

Ethel    Irene 

Ethel    JI 

Eugene 40. 

Eugene,     I  )r 

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Eunice  Harding 

Eva    Laura 

Everett   Andrews 

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Frances    Ellen 

Francesca     Carillo 

Francis    2.'iG. 

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George  Abijah 

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Geoi'ge  Knox 

George  Owen 

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llarrv  Flovd   1.53 

Harry   Leland 142 

Harry   Lewis  Brooks 142 

Hattie  Irene 114 

Helen  York 263 

Henry  Franklin 128 

Henry    Ilerriek    62 

Henry    Ilersey    41 

Hezekiah  Brvant 42 

Horatio  Nelson 68.  162 

Huldah 9.  13,  I.jO 

Humphrey   27 

Humphrey   I'uringtou 40 

Isaac    7 

Isaac.  Capt 264 

Isaac  Cotton 68 

Isaac  Nathaniel 269 

Isaac  Newton 208 

Isaac  Woodman 68 

Isaliella    2.-..'. 

Isabella    Ann    K 72 

Isabella  Dunning   41 

Isaiah    31 

James 3.  6.  7,  8,  9.  lo.  14.  16,  27 

28.  31,  44.  78.  149.  190 

James.  Capt 10,   11.  10,  78 

James   Franklin 140 

.Tames    Smidlen 61 

Jane ."i:!.  l.'.o.  162,  248 

Jedediah  Herrick 61 

Jemima    32 

Jennie    4o 

.Jeremiah    163 

Jerome,     Dr 121 

.Jesse     , 8 

Joanna  152 

Joanna  Brvant 43 

Joel 11,  60 

.Toel.   ( 'i)l 55 

Joel  Dwinal 60 

John 6.  8.  0.  12,   252 

John     A 133 

John    Albert 28 

John    Budd.    Dr 41 

John  Cyrus 117 

John    Franklin 141 

John     Fred 209 

.John  Holman 42,  74 

.Tohn.  Sr 5 

Jonathan 0,  8.  9.  13.  55.  15o 

Joseph S.   10,   12,    14 

Joseph  Henry 140 

Joseph.   Jr 12 

.Josephine    Bonaparte 110 

Joshua    14 

Josiah    Sanford 61 

Judith 0.  S.   lo.  IJ.   153 

Julia  Ann 1  38,  141 

Julia    Hatch 152 

Justin 14 

Lavina  Carr 203 

La vina    Uhoda 139 

LeGrand    Mitchell 41 

Lemuel 7.   261 

Leona     270 

Lester  Beals 142 

Levi    263 

Lewis 103.    274 

Lewis  Alfred 264 

Lewis    William 267 

Lizzie  Jane  141 

Lois 40.    14(3 



I.oi-ena  168 

Lorena  Anita 256 

I.ucinda    Maud , IS."; 

Lucy 13 

Lucy    Alice 117 

Luella   Mav I'T.    142 

Lydla 7.   lo,   33.   2.jti.  203.  272 

Lydla    Brown 60 

Lyman    14 

Madaline    1.51 

Mandy     Lucy 267 

Margaret 13,  2."(.") 

Maria  46 

Maria   Ann    (ioss 77 

Marion   Stuart 263 

Martha .",5.     63 

Martha   A 1 27 

Martha  Cotton 64 

Mary 6.  8.   11,   13.   27.   71.   2.56.   265 

Mary  Ann 138.  162 

Marv    Eleanor 115 

Mary    Elizabeth 130 

Mary  Ellen 128 

Mary   Ilazen 60 

Mary  .Tane 1 2(> 

Marv  Louise 142 

Mary    Ruth 1 85 

Mary    Simpson 267 

Matthew    (Gardner 185 

Maud    121 

Maurice    270 

Mav    7 

Mehltable 13.    15.    55.    88 

Melissa 120,  274 

Mercy 10.   11.   14,   186 

Meribah    8 

Minerva    E 263 

Minnie     270 

Miriam   13 

Moses 1 .    2(0 

Nancy   Allen 75 

Naomi    8 

Nathan   Webb 263 

Nathaniel    37 

Nathaniel    French 01 

Nathaniel  Purhiston.  Capt 130 

Nathaniel    Thomas    Cleveland 130 

Norman    Abel 141 

Olive 8.    46.    157 

Oliver 274 

Oliver     Franklin 270 

Orifjen    162 

Orren    168 

Otho    1' 185 

Otis    F 263 

Palmer    Curtis 274 

I'eletiah     263 

Peletiah  Haley 264 

I'enelope 68 

I'ercv    Cleveland 139 

Percy  E 185 

Percy  F 152 

IMiineas 11,  55.  62.  77,  125 

126,  130.  153 

Phoebe  68 

Pollv         14 

Priscilla 8,  42.   55.   153.   156,   190 

Priscilla     Abbott 41 

Kachel 27.   3o. '43.   70.   126.  168 

PLacbel  Ann 140 

liachel   Marv 75 

P.achel    ^Yllsou 62 

Kalph    Burton 41 

lialph     Lathrop ogg 

Ralph     I'orter 120 

Ray     128 

Rel'ecca     27 

Reliance 27.    28.    33 

Khoda (58,    '  146 

rjichard 11.    13.    14,   68 

Robert 5.   6,   11,   68,   74 

liobert   Page 14 

Roxanna 140.     168 

Rufus    274 

Puith 13.  27.  ;n.  43.  68,  71.  72,  117 

Sabrina  126 

Samuel 8.    14.    27.   68 

^Samuel.  Brig.-Gen is.  27 

'  Sa muel .     .Jr 28 

'Samuel    Stowers 14 

Samuel    Totman 142 

Santord    Oscar 151 

Sarah 6,  0.  10.  11,  13.  43 

62.  63.  150 

Sarah  A 0.  28.   40 

Sarah    Pennell .262 

Sarah    I'urinton 257 

Seth    15 

Shul>al     46 

Sidney   Watson 151 

Simeon    Blake 127 

Sophia    172 

Stella    121 

Stephen    7 

Susan    .Tane 274 

Susannah     77 

Sybil 147 

Tamsin 10,      11 

Thankful    28 

Theodore    14 

Theoi)hilus    68 

Theoiihilus   Boynton    68 

Theophilus  Charles 117 

Thomas 8.    11.    15.   46,   68 

Thomas  Cheney 28 

Thomas     Curtis 265 

Thomas  Roy 1 85 

Thomas    Wilson.    Rev 61 

Viola   Vincett 142 

Walter  Arnold 74 

Weston.     Hon 134 

Wildes    T..    Capt 256 

William 5.  6.  7,  10.  12,  16.  44.  78 

149,  162,  190,  248,  261 

William    A 183 

William   Amos 117 

William  Converse 185 

William   Curtis 151 

William.  Dr 121 

William    IL.    .Tr 267 

William   Henrv 141.   267 

William   Lee 139 

William   Lester 270 

William    Putnam 257 

William  R 185 

William   Reed 162 

William   Wilson 61 

Willie    P 259 

Winifred  Alice 270 

Woodward   138 

Wooster  126 

T'uia  Ellis 141 

I'pham    14 



Adams.    Mary    A 187 

Marv   F 114 

Allard.  Iloi-atio  C 87 

William  H 87 

Allen.  Daniel   P.  and  family 160 

Ezekiel    82-85 

Jessie    70 

Joseph    and    family 46 

Joseph    D.    and    family 47 

Mai-v    Ann 80-82 

Mehitable    68 

Alley.    Margaret 61 

Rose     61 

Alexander.    Cvrus    and    family 118 

Ilattie    40 

James     143 

John  and  family 118 

Lewis  I' 146 

Mary   and   family 121 

Minerya      130 

Anderson,    Carrie    ;M 243 

Xels    S 243 

William  and  family l.")7-158 

Andonaegui.   Marie  and   family 2.56 

Andrews,   Christopher 246 

Greenleaf     166 

Capt.    Creenleaf    and    family. ..  .166 

Kate    Sophia    and   family 166 

Otis    and    family 16S-172 

Archibald.    John 139 

Rebecca     139 

Atchley,    Charles 240 

Aultman.     Berulce 242 

Cassins    M 241 

Daniel    240,  241 

Eben     Lee 243 

Jennie     240 

William   Boggers 241 

Aumond,    Sarah    ^Maria 222 

Austin. 11 

Baker.    Capt.    Elisha 157 

Hannah    157 

James  O 218 

Sarah  I'reston 218 

Baldwin,    Charles   B 244 

P.     1 244 

Banghart.   William  T.  and  family ...  .247 

P.annon.    John    T ." 84 

Barker.  Caleb  and  family 135-137 

Barkley.  John  Spencer  and  family...  221 

Rebecca     ". .  .  .  220 

Barnes.  James 86 

Barter.   Harriet 

Ileni-y     l.M 

Bates.    I losea l.-,0 

Beck.  Callie  Ellen 85 

William    Nelson 185 

Bennion.   Ilnttie 250 

Benson,  William  and  family l  51 

Bibber.  lUigene  Coffin  and  family.  ...  160 

Bickford,  llosea  and  family ' 86 

r.illings.  Ella  Belle " 246 

Lydia     9:> 


Black,    Garfield   T 92 

Dr.    Herbert   A 170 

Blaisdell.    Walter   and   family.  .  .204-206 

Blake.   Catherine 126 

Jemima    126 

Simeon 126 

Blossom.   Matthias,   ancestry  and  de- 
scendants     186-189 

Boone,    Louisa    C 117 

William     C 117 

Bowler,  W.  O.  and  family   193 

Boynton.   Barnard  and  family. ..  139-140 

Edith  M 139 

Henry     139 

Bradford.    William 143 

Bradley,   Andrew   and    family 162 

Foster    ". 129 

Mary     1 129 

Bragdon.  Jonathan  and  family.  .179-180 

Branch.   Sarah .' 70 

Briggs.   George 267-268 

Brigham.     Capt.      Bertraud     B.     and 

family    153 

Brookman.    Albert   and   family 93 

Brooks.    Carrie    L 142 

Nelson 142 

Robert    and    family 231 

Brown,    Lieut.     Benjamin 28 

Gertrude    Rogers 75 

Moses     75 

Willie     75 

Bryan.  James  T 121 

Bryant.    Benjamin   R.   and   family....    31 

Biichans.    RoI)ert    B 223 

Buck.    Eugene 223 

Bundy.    W.    J 232-233 

Buker.    Edward 87 

Emma    .T 87 

Timothy    87 

William    G 87 

Burdakin,    James 129 

Walter     129 

Burke.    Elizalieth    A.    C 239 

William      2.39 

Burrows.    Annie 74 

Burt.    :Mary    Lena 61 

Solomon     61 

Buss.     Karherine 84 

Byrne.     Mary 207 

Camillo.    Francesca 255 

Carlton.    Charles 76 

Emma     Ella 76 

Carmichael,    Daniel    K 84 

Irene    84 

:May     Bessie 84 

Carr.    Charles    Edwin    and   family... 232 

James     " 136 

John  and  family 138 

Joseph     138 

Dr.    Lancelot 232-234 

Lizzie     232 

Martha     Ellen 233 

Mary    136 



Carr,  Xannie  and  familv 233 

Carroll,    Edward    F 251 

James    N -ol 

William    8 251 

■Carson.    Alexander 137 

Case.    David   F 173 

Elizabeth  Katlierine  and  famil.v.165 

Chamberlain,    Dr.    DeWitt    and    fam- 
ily   128 

Dr.    George 128 

Chase,  Addie  Frances 75 

Thomas  and  family 158 

Charles,     Delilah    Alexandria     Amer- 
ica   110 

Irene  Moore  and   family. .  ..113-118 
Levin     113 

Chatman.     .Tames 71 

Inez    ■ 71 

Mildred     71 

Chick.  Augusta  D.  and  familv 171 

Levi 171 

Orra    D 171 

Christy,    Mary S3 

Clark,   Abl)ie." 61 

Harriet    E 73 

Howard    K.   and   family 73 

Medora  Frances 73 

Nathaniel.     .Tr ".■'.-74 

Zillah    71 

Coburn,    .lames   Edward-. 2<')7 

Coflin.     ("aro iT..". 

Caroline     74 

.Teremiah  and  family 157-lt>2 

Cole,   Daniel   and   family" 74 

Eliza    1'74 

Collins,   :Mary   L.  and   family ]1'7 

Colson,  David  and  family. . ! 103 

Colvin.     Nannie L'31 

Connor.  Charity  and  family 14l'-145 

.Simeon     145 

Converse,  Constant  and  family.  .KiD-K'.l 

Cook,    Samuel    M.    and    family".  .  .18-".-185 

Coombs,    Eltenezer  and   family. ..  153-151) 

George   L ." 120 

Harmon     151' 

Lidia     142 

Rhoda  and  family l(il-l(>2 

Samuel     152 

Corbett.     Charlotte (i.s 

Horace,    Esq.,   and    family <>4-r)5 

Otis     ". OS 

Cornish.    Catherine   A 145 

Elbridge   G 145 

Helen   T.   and   family 150 

Cotton,     Isaac Oii 

Lois    05 

Martha     .55 

Sarah     62 

Rev.    Thomas 55 

Coulter,     Al 01 

Susan 91 

Courtney.  Elizabeth 84 

Peter    84 

Cousens,     (Jeorge 131 

.Joshua   L.    and   family 131 

Cox,   Cyrus  Bede "^ 03 

Isaac  r>0,  03 

Maria  Ella 80 

Crane,     Oliver 241 

Phoebe  Ann   II 241 

Cranston,    Bishop    Earl 228-220 

Crawford,  James 1.50 

Crebs,     David 210 

John   A 210 

Cromwell.    Ashlev 120 

Bernard   120 

Crosby,  Charles  and  familv 107-168 

Nathaniel     163 

Nathaniel    D.   and   family 103 

Crosier,  Catherine  II .' 234 

Cummiugs.   Birdie   1 74 

Cunningham.    Edward 72 

Currier,    Bertha    V 210 

Rev.    Charles    Warren    and   fam- 
ily     218-219 

Edith     H 210 

Helen     J 210 

Gushing,     Alonzo 69 

John     00 

Cushman,    Rhoda    Ann... 200 

Cutler,  Reuben  and  family 58 

I>akin,   George   S 05 

Danks,   Henrietta   R 260 

Davis,     David 72 

Capt.   John 103 

Mary  and  family 16.3-166 

Stephen    ,8 

William    and    family 68 

William   E.  and  family 104 

Dawson.   Albert 245 

Claude    S 240 

Jesse    and    family 245 

Joseph   245 

Joseph    Alva    and    family 240 

Martha    E.  and  family 245 

Osia    M 246 

Susannah     240 

Day.   Henry    H.   and   family 183 

Sarah     E ." 185 

Denman,    Ann 222 

Digg les,   James  K 132 

Samuel    A 132 

Dill,    Abigail    H 271 

I  )ixon,     Mary    J 83 

Dodson.    Drusilla    and    family 171 

(Jeorge 171 

Dolpb.    Anna     S 110 

.lohn    110 

Donaldson.    Christian 221 

Elvira     Herrick 221 

Emily    H 220 

Howard     Gay 221 

Jessie    222 

Parker    222 

Thomas  and  family 220-222 

Donnell.   Almon   B.   and   family.  .273-274 

Charles     72 

Nathaniel    153 

Douglas.    Andrew    S.    and    family.  ..  .104 
Duffett.   Emma  Stewart  and  family.. 263 

Duncan.    Julia 91 

Dunnells.   Fred  T 70.   77 

Plarold    Alfred 70 

Heibert   Ernest 70 

Idella    M 75 

Irving    Clarence    76 

.Tohn  Wesley   and  family 75-77 

Dunning.   Claris.^a  and  family. .  .202-20:; 

Dutch,  Marshall  H ' 00 

Dwinal,    Aaron 0(t 

Luther   and    family 30 

Ruth     60 

Fames,     Emma 05-67 

Horace    Hayden 05 



Eaiiies.  Ithamar  Dollows 60 

Joshua    ^i 

Lucy  ("nrtis «' 

Capt.  Nathaniel • .;  "'-i 

Kai-lv.  Etty  and  family '  K-t 

Eastman.     Levi • !•_'-; 

Wilbur  A.   and   family l->- 

Eckerman.    Ceorge   AV ; g-' 

Eddv.  Ralph  Lewis  and  family -rf-i 

Edgecombe.    Aaron J4b 

Arthur      ^.  " 

James  and  family -^'5l;I 

Edson.     Lena ;•  ••:,•    ■  V-o'-,:-- 

Edwards.  (.eorue  D.  and  family.  .1  (6-lj^( 

John  W.  and  family '-'*} 

Ellis.   H.   and   family -<^j> 

Emery.     Jacob -^ 

Endicott.    Alice gJ 

Ennis.  Elizabeth g-1 

Henrv     •^■1 

Estes.  Desire C'3-  86 

Everett.    I'rof.    Charles    Carroll    and 

family    5^ 

Fairbanks.    Alexander --Jl 

Calvin,     ancestry     and    descend- 
ants    -•■50-252 

John   Calvin   and  family 2.j2 

Lvdia  and  family 1*53 

Fairfield.   Albert   A ITo 

Bartson  W.  S.  and  family  ..  173-174 

Charles  It.  and  family 175 

Cyrus    and    family 173 

Evan   B.    and   family 174 

Josiah.     ancestry     and     descend- 
ants     172-180 

Lorenzo  Dow  and  family  — 173-174 
Rev.  Oliver  J.  and  family ...  175-1  76 

(ttho    P 174 

Samuel  R.  and  family 17.5-176 

W.    (irant 175 

Farnum.  Stephen 71 

Ferrin.     David 147 

^lary    Jane 147 

Fields,  .Tames  and  family 179 

Finlev.  Dr.  (ieorge  W.  and  family...  179 

Fletcher.   Maud 130 

Walter    130 

Walter  V.  and  family 130 

Warren  130 

Fogj?,    fteorge    W 273 

Foot,   Elizabeth 84 

Foss.  Charles  and  familv 267-268 

Found.  J.  E.  and  family 90 

Fox,    Hannah   Josephine 265 

Frank.   Elizabeth  M 184 

Eraser.  Alfred   and  family 238 

Frazier.  Louisa  J.  and  family. ..  l.'')9-l 60 

French.  Harriet  Newell 60 

Nathaniel    61 

--Freeman,  Mrs.  Abbie  M 139 

Frisell.      Kate 91 

Frost,    Cora    B 269 

Frve  familv 9-15 

Adrian    9 

Elizal)elh     9 

Fuller.    Raymond    August 174 

Furbush.   Everett   W.   and  family ....  267 

( ;ibson.  Eliza  Jane 72 

(Jcorge     176 

•  iilhurlev.    Sai-a   and    familv 177 

(;illette.     Frederick     K 1221 

Given,     Ella 71 

(Joldeu.    Sarah 63 

(ioodin;:.  Abraham 122 

Althea  J 122 

(ioodwin.    Charles    W 170 

Sarah 126 

(iorman,   Ceorge  Albert  and  family..    76 

Gowell.     Hiram 271 

Wyman  and  family 144-14."i 

Craham.    Eva 71 

(irant.  r>aniel  and  family 68 

Green.   Eleanor    S 188 

Gertrude    274 

Gregory.    Christine 232 

Idella    2.32 

Griffin.     Ella 241 

Jesse    R 241 

Grover.     Ezekiel •  -^  85 

James  and  family S5-.88 

(irows.    .Joseph    Ross 74 

:Margaret    Oaks 74 

Gullick.   George  H.  and  family 136 

James 1-^6 

Haines.    Lyman 86 

Halev.    Peletiah.    ancestry    and    fam- 
ily     L'61-264 

Susannah    7,   261-2(4 

Hall.    Eliiah    and    family -16 

Hallidav.   Frank Ho 

(lenealogv    of    family,    appendix, 


Ham.    Abner   1 71 

Cha  rles    A 70-71 

Cornelius   F.    and   family 71 

Daniel    H 70 

Eva    Jane "1 

Frank  E.  and  family 71 

Hiram  H 70 

James,    Jr 70 

.Joel  M 269 

John   :!2,  70 

John    C.   and   family 171 

Lena    B 76 

Lucy     G 71 

Marv    Luella 71 

Rhoda     31 

Ruth  A 71 

Walter  C 71 

Hamilton.   David    S 121 

James    Andrew 121 

Hamlin.     Gen.     Charles     and     family 


Harmon.     Hannah 61 

Littleton  D 93 

Harris.  Dr.  James  M.  and  family.. ..  205 

William   A 273 

Harrison.    Theophilus.    ancestry    and 

descendants   115-116 

Harsh.  Ba rbara  A 182 

Daniel    182 

Hart,  Tillie  Florence 236 

Hathaway.   Meribah 63 

Hathorn.    Alexander    S 1-1 

Frederick  G 129 

Luella    121 

Hayden.     Emma S.j 

George    65 

John    65 

Capt.    William 60 

Havford.    Rose 62 

Ilavnes.   David  and  family 122 

Dwinal   123 

James   123 





Hayues.    I.yman 86 

Marv.'    ancestry      aud     descend- 
ants     81-122 

Capt.  Stephen  S 122,  142 

Healey,    Capt.    Abraliam 63 

Carl   Ernest   and  family 64 

David 63 

Hattie    Alice 64 

Joseph    6.5 

Virgil    Theron 64 

Helnzleman,   .John 117 

Ondaletta    117 

Heltman,    Charles 24 

Pamelia 241 

Herrick,    Hon.    Anson 203 

Anson     204 

Carleton   Moses 203 

Carlton     Tremper 208 

Hon.  Ebenezer  and  family... 202-208 

Ell    186 

Henry    and    family 64-68 

Hugh   Mulloy 206-208 

<ien.    Jedediah    and    family ..  .55-64 

.Tohn    202 

.Joseph    64 

Mary   Goye 204-205 

Capt.  Oliver  and  family 34-35 

Richard  C.   and   family 208 

Samuel    and    family 193-202 

Herron.  Joseph 228 

Lucy   E 228 

Hlggins.    Mary 18,    90 

Kobert   90 

Sally     75 

Sarah      72 

Hill.  Dr.  C.  H 68 

Cyrus  E.   and  family 120 

Ethel  6S 

Florence    68 

Dr.    Henry    M 120 

John   Henry  and  family 120 

Joshua  and  family 60 

Hilton,  Thomas  J.  and  family 60 

Hinklev.  Atkins  L.  and  family.  .132-133 

Mary    r 12 

Mehitable     46 

I'hoebe    46 

Reliance  17 

Dea.  Samuel 12-,  17 

Theophllus     43 

Thomas  46 

Hitch.    Abbie    C 194 

Annie    Sherwin 236 

Arthur    E 236 

( "hilcarra     S 235 

James.  Xarlbro  O'Xeal 236 

Robert    H.    and   family 234-237 

Susan    Jane 235 

Thomas  T 235 

William    Shakespeare 234 

Hodge.    Elizabeth,    ancestry    and    de- 
scendants   164-165 

Hoenstine.  Leah  May 246 

Zeigler     246 

Hoffman.   Mark  and  family 89 

Hogan.  W.   and   family 143 

Holbert.   Anna   B ' 118 

Charles    118 

Holbrook,  Isabella  A.  and  family. ..  .152 

John    72 

Capt.  John  and  family 72-74 

John  Quinoy  A 72 

Holbrook.   Samuel   II 152 

Samuel  S.  and  family 147 

HolcomI).    John S3 

Mary  Ann 82 

flood.    Elisha 136 

John    H.  A.   and   family 136-13T 

Hooker.  Walter  O.  and  family. .  .169-170 

Horton,    George 244 

Harriet    M 244 

House.   Mary  J 268 

Houston,   Charles  M.  and  family 237 

.Tames    W 237 

Leona  Priscilla   and   family 238 

Martha     Pepper 238 

Nancy    Ann 237 

Nellie    M 238 

Robert  M.  and  family 237-238 

Thomas  C.  and  family 237-238 

Walter   A 237 

Howard.     Addle 93 

Alonzo   and   family 93 

Hiram  and  family 93 

Josephine     93 

Louis  and  family 93 

Marcellus  M.   and   family 93 

Nellie    71 

Rose  Lee 93 

Thomas   F.    and   family 93 

Hubler.  John  Henry  and  family 247 

Huckins.    Frank 251 

Ruf  us    251 

Humphreys,  Rev.  Evan  W.   and  fam- 
ily   177-179 

Hunt.  Charlie  O 263 

Huston.   Sarah  S 90 

Hvde.  Iluldah  Crawford  and  family.. 271 

Inloes,    Sophia 228 

Tvens.    Emma     E 182 

Jackson,  John  W 172 

Susannah   151 

Walter  172 

Jameson.    Eliza    and   family 270 

Jeffries.   Blair  and   family 173 

Tabitha  and  family 173-174 

Jewell,  , 55,  68,  150 

Annie 150 

Lydia    151-153 

Johnson.   Frederick  W.  and  family. ..116 

Israel    68 

Jones,    Alexander    B 92 

Mrs.   Annie   Elizabeth    (Heard).. 114 

Betsy    J.    and    family 269 

Elston  A.  and  family 63 

Rev.    Josiah   Havden 57 

Jordan.  Robert 148 

Rosannah   62 

William    M 257 

Junkins,    Daniel 9 

Capt.    John 8 

(•live     8 

I'hilip     10,    11 

Sarah   9 

Keith,  Clara  E 142 

Kell.    Bertha 120 

Kellett.   Bstelle 143 

Kelley,   Annie  J 267 

Kendrick.  Frank  S 14.> 

Kenyon.    Martha    Ann 208 

Kidder.    Camilius    and    family 59-60 

King,   D.   Webster  and  family.  ..  249-250 

Klemme.  Nellie  R .' 228 

Knight,   Henry   E.  and  family 207 



Knight,  Lendall  E 271 

Kohler.    Anrliew    and    family 1<>1 

Lacey,    John •.  •■•  ■• '-^2 

Thomas  .Teffcrson  and  family  —  Joo 
I.akin.     Sarah    Maria 21.4 

William    P -'24 

JLane.  Eliza  Davis oS 

Mary   Ann -^2 

Larrabee.     Hannah |-<i' 

Lawrence.    (Jeorge   X.    and   family  — 1(0 

Lee,    Cushman ^2 

Leeds.    Moses 17-3 

Lemont.    Charles    W 1-8 

Lewis.    George,    ancestry   and    family 


Nathaniel    9 

Rav    T 130-131 

Libby.     Cora -'(IS 

Liecester.    Sir    Peter "-40 

Lindley,    Edward  P.   and  family 114 

Linscott.   Abijah 148 

Albert  J.   and  family 14S 

Jeremiah  8 

Littlefield,     Abner 7 

Isaac   15 

.Jonathan    14 

Lockridge.  Andrew  Ij 116 

Long,  Charles  L.  and  family 130 

Longley.  ti^orge  E.  and  family 274 

Lovering.  John 6 

Mary     _6 

Lunt.  Jndah 158 

Mary     158 

Machan,  Dr.  George  S.  and  family...    41 
Maddox,    Elizabeth 13 

•Tohn    13 

Mallett.    John 27 

Samuel    T 27 

Mariner.   KHviabeth  and  family 139 

Giistavus    141 

John   139 

John  and  family 14G 

Unite  and   family 147-148 

William     B 141 

Mark.    John    A 244 

Milton    Ashley 243 

Marshall.      Rev.      Charles     K.     and 
family   20.5 

Harry     Sandford 234 

Marston,   Martha    R 61 ' 

Maxwell.    Elsie    ^L    and    family 171 

Maynard,   Anne  May 59 

Hon.    Horace 60 

Mavo.    Albert    A 58 

McCall.    194 

McCuUough.  Samuel  and  family 204 

McDonald,    Sarah    Emeline 227 

McGiff.   Francis  B.  and  family 182 

McCiohan,    Augustus   E 185 

INIcIntosh.  Ann 70 

("apt.   John 70 

McKenney,    Susan 70 

McManus.    Priscilla 249 

Robert    249 

!\IcMurchy.  William  and  familv.  .181-182 

William    C 184 

McNair,  Archibald  and  family ..  .204-20.5 
Merrill.   Isaac  Cotton   and   family 65 

John    .' 0.5 

:Melcnlf,    :Mary 126 

Middletoii.    Joseph    P. 240 

Walter  (iuy 239 

Middleton.    William    H 2.'^9 

Miller.   Alexander 91 

Isaac     Rudolph 223 

Miranda   J 91 

Jlinnick.  Jessie  Elizabeth  and  family.  178 

;Mooers,  Althea  A 76 

Moore.    Clara   G 268 

Ella     177 

Jonathan    113 

Moreton.    Susannah 239 

Moselev.   Orlando   1'.   and  family 145 

Phineas    T 145 

William  and  family 142 

Moulton,    Marietta 61 

Mower,   Calvin  and  family 272-274 

Mulloy.     Abigail 193 

Alvah     Milton 240 

Catherine    193 

Charles     Moreton 24(> 

Charles    William 244 

David  and  family.  .192-193,  239-240 

Edwin   M.   and  family 243 

Elizabeth    Priscilla    and    family 


Elvira  Herrick  and  family 246 

Frank  and  family 240 

Hugh    156,    240 

Hugh,     ancestry    and     descend- 
ants      1 90-249 

Hugh     C 244 

Isaac   and   family 237 

James    202 

James  Guston   and  family.  .243-244 
John       Rogers       and       family. 

240-243,  244 

Lettie    Kate 241 

Lifla     I.uella 241 

Martha     230-238 

Moreton     240-241 

Xannie     24.3-244 

Priscilla    208-230 

Susan    Elizabeth    244 

Susannah  and  family 241-242 

Thomas   234-237 

Thomas  Benton 240 

William  and  family 241 

William  T 241 

Murray,    Jane 260 

Capt.    William 260 

Mustard.  Capt.  Charles 262 

Mary   and  family 252-255 

Myers.  George  Lawrence  and  family. 236 
Xason.    Prof.    Arthur   Huntington....    69 

Charles    Henry 69 

Edwin    Francis 70 

Joseph      Frost,      ancestry     and 

descendants    69 

Xeedham,   Earle  II 177 

Harrv    E 177 

Nelson,    Lot    P.    and    family 262 

Nevers,  Dr.  .John 10 

Xewell.  Fannie  D 274 

Xichols.    Edna    True 229 

George   B 229 

Marv   Childs 58 

Xorris.    John 243 

Dr.   Lewis   E 57 

Marv    Eliza 243 

Xorthcutt,  Minnie  A 237 

Uriah     237 

Oatley.    Fannie    M 236 

Luther     237 



Ogden,  George  and  family 2u6 

Page,    Abigail 14 

Col.     David 14 

Paine,  Elmer  B.  and  family 178 

Parker,  Anna  M 223 

Barklev    229 

Dr.   Charles  ( 'oleman 223-226 

Charles  Lucius 227 

Charlotte    Frances 218 

Rev.   Daniel  and  family 213-230 

Daniel    Mason 227 

Daniel   Mulloy 228 

Eben    Armstrong 229 

Eva    220 

Frederick  Donaldson 222 

Dr.    James    Kennedv 220 

.John  267-268 

Josephine     215 

Lucie  M 228-229 

Mary  Priscilla 229 

Mason    D 228 

Mason   Doane 228 

Mattle    M 229 

Sarah   Belle 229 

Susanna     EvjTrts 220-222 

Wilhelmina    >I 223 

Dr.  William  Tell 222 

Parker  Genealogy,   appendix 27.5-279,  Alice  E 247 

Alonzo    246 

Maud    Leona 247 

Musetta  Iduma  and  family .246-247 

Raymond  Hugh 247 

Parsons,    Martin 90 

Patton,   Catherine  Fulton 249 

George    F 249 

Paul,  Alice  L 1.51 

Pease.    Capt.    Martin 173 

Mary   and   family 173 

Pendleton.   Rev.  A.   B 250 

Charles     A 250 

Theodosia     250 

Pennell.    Hannah 262 

Stephen     262 

Thomas    262 

Perkins,    Daniel 7 

Lydia     14 

Philbrook,  Abigail 13,  55,   149-189 

I'hillips,    Alonzo    and   family 88 

Amos   and   family 90 

Daniel   T.   and   family 88 

David    88 

Guy    F 92 

Harris    W 92 

Jerome    and    family 91 

Mary    Elizabeth 92 

Mary    F 88 

Matabell     92 

Nellie     1' 92 

Sarah  Haseltiue 219 

Samuel    and    family 88-94 

Wylie  PI.  and  family 92 

Pinkham,    II.    E 263 

Plunkett,   Rollin   A.   and  ancestry 176 

Podtield.    W.    R 118 

Porter.    George    E 138 

Nathaniel   C 138 

Rufus     King 167 

Potter.    James    and   family 127 

Jesse  127 

Pratt,   Levi   H.   and  family 147 

Preble,  Joslah  H.  and  family 38 

Preble,   Mehitable   and   family. ..  120-135 

Preston,    I'enicy 11!> 

Pribble,    John    M.   and   family 23S 

I'rince.    George   .7 271 

Pritchard,    Frances   E.   and  family. ..  223: 

I'urdin,   C.    W.  and  family ."....    8S 

Purington.    Abel 123-12-t 

Abizer,     ancestry     and    descend- 
ants     123-124 

Abner  124 

Betsy     125 

Cornelius   125 

Daniel    T 125 

Elisha     123 

Emma    124 

Esther    124 

Fanny    D 124 

Humphrey    75-78 

Mary    Etta 75 

Miles     S 75 

Sarah   Abbie 75 

Simeon    7.5 

Purinton,  Abial 2T 

Ann    Emery 3!> 

Daniel  T.  and  family 14T 

Dea.    Humphrey 2T 

Priscilla    32,  3.? 

Sarah   E.   and  family 257-260 

Woodbury    Bryand   and    family, 


Putnam,     Israel 256 

Octavia     256 

Quick,    Susan 137 

Randall,   Archella   II 157 

Daniel   F.   and   family 161 

David   F.   and   family 160-161 

Eliza    62 

Capt.  George  B 15T 

Capt.   George   W 15T 

Martha    62^ 

William 62: 

Read,    Rev.    Andrew    and    family 220' 

Redmond,    Nora    r» 235 

Reed,  Mary  and  family 162: 

Rettinghouse,   Charles  A 91 

Elsa    136; 

Isaac     90 

.John  and  family 13T 

Zadie    136 

Richard,  Marguerite 136 

Richardson,     Aaron 49i 

Abijab,    ancestry    and    descend- 
ants    47-54 

Almira    50 

Ambrose     50 

Amos  and    family 48: 

Atwell     5;i 

Augustine   48; 

Celia    A 49- 

Clarissa    50 

Columbus   , . 48; 

Correctus     49' 

David 48. 

Dora    A 53 

Edith    M 54 

Edward  P 5a 

Emily    50 

Emma   and   family 46 

Emma    T 45 

Eunice     50 

Eunice     C 50 

Frederick     S 5S 



Richardson,  George  C •'>^ 

Guy    Carlton 5" 

Hannah   Smith 51 

Harriet     •''*> 

Henry    CoomI)S 49 

Hester  Ann   R 52-53 

Jedediah    -18 

Jennie    48 

Jesse  and  family 48-49 

John     2P.0 

Kirkwood   49 

Laura     49 

T.ois    49 

l.vman    48 

Martha     49 

Marv    Baker    48 

Marv     P 53 

Max   F 49 

Nancy    Ann 49 

Orrin    5(i 

Patty     48 

Phineas    51.   52 

Prince     W 49 

Prudence   Ma  y 52 

Rachel     54 

Robert      50 

PiOlla     T 54 

■.Sallv    48 

Sarah    260 

Sarah    Maria 52 

Sarah    S 48 

AVeslPv      48 

"William     B 54 

"William    H 54 

"^Vllliam    M 49 

Pa  elver.  Elizabeth 46.  48 

Hidley.  Capt.  Isaac  N.  and  family.  .  .152 

Ring.'  Benjamin 211-212 

Roach,     Katie 93 

Roberts.  Emma  Jane 269 

Sarah    Hannah 85,    87 

Robinson.   Caleb  C 49 

Charles    168 

Daniel  49 

Hannah     49 

Levi    and    family 49-50 

Lorenzo    49 

Margaret   50 

Mary  49 

Mary  and  family 175-176 

Mattie  49 

Nahum     ~^0 

Sarah  Ann 50 

Seth    49 

Wealthy    2.56 

Rogers.     Joiin 239 

Susannah    239 

Rose,   Walter   E 268-269 

Rounds.    Lydia 61 

Rush.    Daniel 237 

Margaret    Elizabeth 237 

Sawyer,   John  and  family 47 

Louise    2.">9 

Pauline    B 274 

Saunders.   (Jeorge    W.    and   family 89 

Harriet     Ann ' i.'5 

William  2.51 

Schnl>ert,  George  H.  and  family 238 

Scott.   Ht'nry   and   family " 148 

SeykfM-a.  Edward  J.  and  family .  .242-L'43 

ShaniKvn.    Kitty    Ann '. 154 

Shaii.\  Walter." 232 

Sharp.   William   A.  and   family 

Shearer,  Walter  S 

Sheldon,    Sadie 

Sherwin,   Abigail  Charlotte  and  fam 
ily    234- 

Hugh  E.  and  family 

James  L.   C.   and  family.. .  .230- 

Nancv     Thompson     and     family 


Susan    P.    and    family 237- 

William  Bacon  and  family.. 230- 

William   T 

Schrinkel.    Benner  F.   and  family 

Simmons,    Mary    H 

Sinnett.  George  W.  and  family 

William    Henry    and    family 

Skolfleld.  Jacob 

William  S 

Small.  ^laj.  A.  H.  and  family 

Granville   M 


Sarah    H 

Smith.    Alphonso    W.    and    family.... 

Clara  A.   and  family 

Cora    L 

Darling  and   family 

Enos    and    family 172- 

Hannah 7,   14,  45,   150, 

Isaac    231-: 

John  P.   and  family 


Martha    C 

Melville  and   family 

Snow.    Harriet 

Rebecca  -. 


South,   Thomas   W 

Spencer.  Isabel  and  family 

Spitz,     Conrad 

Mary  Katherine 

Sproull,  "  Annie     Matilda     Stag     and 

John    J 

Stackpole,  Rev.  Dr.  E.  S..  5.  6.  13.  45, 


Stafford,     Ann 

Stanley,    Laura 

Staples,    Eleanor  M 

Stetson,    Reuben  H.  and  family 

Stevens,    Herbert  A 

Levi  W.   and  family 

Stewart.  Richard 

Sticknev.  Alan  Kent 

David    H 

Stinson,    David 

Sarah    Dow 

Stockin,  Abner  C.  and  family. ..  188- 


Arthur   and   family 

Edwin   and    family 188 

Storv.  Julian  W 

William     W 

Stover,  Fidelia 

Stowers.     Elizal^eth 

Stuntz,    Conrad 

George   O.   and  family 

Capt.    John 

Lucius    Dow 

Lucius  D..   Jr 

Snllivan.     Eleanor 

Malvina  Fitzlan  and  family  .234- 
Swett.     Nancy     Parker 





































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Swett,  Hon.   Woodbury 252 

Sylvester,     Abigail 62 

Boynton    62 

Elizabeth   62 

William      . 62 

Taber.  Oustaviis 60 

Matilda    C 60 

Taggart,  Benjamin   D 122 

Kate     Mary 122 

Tallman,  Edgar  I.  and  family..  .207-208 

Tate.    D.    M 88 

Martha     88-00 

Patten   and   family 128 

Tebbetts,   I.saac  and   family 35-37 

Paul    C.    and   family 42 

Samuel    153 

William   250 

Tedford,    .Jonathan   E 145 

Terrell.    Arthur    D 84 

Edward     A 84 

Edward    D 84 

Hannah  A 84 

James  Earle  84 

James  Jeremiah 84 

Jeremiah   83 

Martha    Jane 84 

Mary   Elizabeth    83 

William    Ennis 84 

Thomas,    J.    F 74 

Thorne,     John 127 

.John    F 127 

Tichnor,    Walter   E.   and  family 133 

Totman,  Lorenzo  and  family 27n 

Townsend,   Carrie  L ." 131 

James    131 

Tremper,  Louisa  M 207 

Troynham,    Rebecca    F 237 

Tru?tt.   John  D.   and  family 116 

Trufant,    Addle   G 152 

Albert     T 152 

William      151 

Truman,   Violet 227 

Turner,   Ezekiel   E.  and  family.  .181-183 

Hon.   L.    D 04 

Truslow,  John  and  family 50 

Tyler,   Melissa 61 

Ullen,    Maj.    Benjamin    L 50 

Mary  Ellen 185 

Ulrey,   Malinda 1S4 

Olive     185 

Samuel    185 

Varner,    Abraham S3 

Mary   J 83 

Varney,  Linwood  E.  and  family.  .159-160 

Vavra.    Adolph 245 

Lucile   245 

Tickers,  G.  B.  and  family SO 

Vinal,    Ellen    L 130 

Harry   A 130 

Visonhaler,    Jacob 114 

Mary     114 

Wakefield,  Julia  and  family 140 

Walker,   Anna \ 7 

Caroline     250 

Caroline    Sears 240 

Catherine   P 249 

Elizabeth  J.  and  family.. .  .249-250 

Cieorgianna    240 

Lucinda    and    family 172 

Rey.   Obed  B " 172 

Maj.    Nathaniel 248-250 

Sylvia    74 

Walker,  Wilder   P 240 

Ward.  Cora   S 242 

Luke   242 

Warden,  Edward  and  family 240 

Watson,  Lydia  Florence  and  family.. 151 

Robert    151 

Watt.   Anna   C 242-243 

Way,  Benjamin  F 141 

Nancy  M 141 

Weed.   Daniel  and  family 18 

Welch,    Daniel 60 

Edward  and  descendants. ..  .16.3-168 

Mary    8 

Mary    Thompson 69 

Samuel    69 

Wells,  Amos  R.  and  family 204-2(i5 

John  B 245 

John  Levi  and  family 245 

Wentworth,   :\Iaj.  Jesse  and  family. .    58 

Weymouth,   Daniel 31,  65 

Eva    J 65 

Francis    Purington 65 

Wheeler,    Hiram  and  family 168-171 

Sylva   J 86 

Whitcomb.   Frank  J.  and  family 251 

Henrv   F 251 

White,  Harold  J 233 

Henry    233 

.Tohn    5 

Nellie    Maud 233 

Whitmore.    Francis 128 

Martha    Elizal)eth 128 

Whitney,   Jane  Hunter 30 

.Joseph  and   family 271 

Mai.   Warren  L 62 

Wible.  Olive  and  family 180 

Wildes.    Lydia 248 

Wilcox,   Helen   E 143 

.John  W 143 

Wildman,  Albert  E.  and  family 120 

George    120 

Willard.    Randilla 52 

Williams,    Ethel 61 

Wilson,  Abizer  C 140 

Frances     A 76 

George    L 263 

Horace  G 76 

Col.  John  and  family 250 

John    27 

Mary     27 

Samuel  Alva 229 

Wingate,  Alice   May 91 

Stanley     J 01 

Wise,    William 28 

Wood,   Alonzo  and  family 182-183 

Henry  Ellis  and  family 133 

James     S 133 

Mary    203 

Woodward,     Eben 140 

Gilbert    and    family 140 

Rachel  and   family 138 

Rev.   Samuel  138 

Samuel    and    family 147 

Wooster,  Hannah.... 54.  78,  81,  122,  123 

125.  135,  137.   142,  146,  147 

Wright,    Benjamin    F.    and   family...  160 

Harold  B.   and   family 169 

James    E 160-170 

Linwood   P.   and  family 160-170 

Wyer,  Jane   E.  and  family 264-270 

Youngmau.   David   T.   and  family 173 


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